HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
Section: 002 Twentieth-Century Art Beyond Painting and Sculpture
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
<50
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

While museums and survey textbooks tend to focus on the masterpieces of modern painting, many twentieth-century artists worked in multiple and nontraditional media. From performance to clothing, interior design to found objects, the art of the last century often did not look like art. This seminar will survey many of these alternative forms of production and investigate questions like: how important is medium to defining art, why do people tend to segregate media and what can we learn by bringing them back together, and what does it mean for an artist to communicate through non-artistic materials? Topics include: set and costume design, artistic fashion, avant-garde furniture, ready-mades, performance art, and various intersections between the visual arts and literature. HISTART Category for Concentration Distributions: 4. Modern and Contemporary, D. Europe and the U.S. Textbooks/Other Materials: All readings free on Canvas.

Course Requirements:

Participation (30%), Short Assignments (30%), Research Paper (40%)

Intended Audience:

All are welcome.

Class Format:

Seminar

HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
11542
Open
15
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
27235
Open
15
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
24168
Open
15
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (SEM)
P
32617
Open
30
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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