HISTART 272 - Modern Art: Avant-Garde to Contemporary
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
>100
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

To quote Craig Damrauer: “Modern Art = I could do that + yeah, but you didn’t.” The course will survey twentieth-century art from Europe and the U.S. and investigate its novelty, profundity, and humor. We will cover the names you know (Picasso, Matisse, O’Keefe, Pollock) as well as works that you might not be so sure about (drip paintings, urinals, a woman hanging from the ceiling by a rope), all while developing a series of questions about the nature of art and its relationship to the historical context from which it emerged. Not only will this course provide an overview of twentieth-century Western art, it will equip you with the background necessary to begin to understand the art of the twenty-first.

HISTART category for concentration distribution categories: 4. Modern and Contemporary, D. Europe and the U.S.

Textbooks/Other Materials: Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, Bejamin Buchloh, and David Joselit, Art Since 1900 volumes 1 and 2 (ISBN: 9780500293287, list price $125)

Course Requirements:

Engagement 20%
Mid-term test 20%
Essay 30%
Final exam 30%

Intended Audience:

All are welcome!

Class Format:

Two 90-minute lectures and a one-hour discussion section

HISTART 272 - Modern Art: Avant-Garde to Contemporary
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11541
Open
90
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
25345
Open
23
 
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Tu 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
25346
Open
22
 
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Tu 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
23092
Open
23
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
31311
Open
22
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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