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American Modernisms, 1900-1945
ARHA 243
Fall 2021
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: AMST 253

Focusing on three case studies, New York Dada, the Harlem Renaissance, and Mexican Muralism, this course examines the specifically pluralistic and diverse contributions of American artists to the development of modernism, from 1900 through the Second World War. During this period, the United States began to be a terrain on which artists with roots in Europe, Africa, and the Americas developed the basis of an advanced language in the visual arts and experimented with new mediums and formats for art. Topics we will explore include the relationship between art and industry in painting, sculpture, film, and photography; relationships between cosmopolitan and indigenous cultures; primitivism and its appropriation; interrelationships between the visual arts, music, and poetry; constructions of gender and the emergence of the female artist; racial pluralism; and the articulation of hybrid American (and Pan-American) modernisms.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

Last Updated on SEP-28-2023
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