WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2023-2024       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
African Modernism and the African American Diaspora

ARHA 367
Spring 2024
Section: 01  
Course Cluster and Certificates: African Studies, African Studies Minor

This seminar will examine the relationship between African art and the Black diaspora, especially in the United States. We will look at the crosscurrents of artistic ideas and the impact of artists' ongoing travels between Africa and the United States during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The seminar will investigate how these exchanges gave birth to a robust intellectual movement and artistic pan-Africanism in the United States and beyond. By juxtaposing the works of a range of artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Aaron Douglas, Ben Enwonwu, Skunder Boghossian, and others, the course will propose an alternative reading of the transnational, transatlantic aesthetic sensibilities that informed these artists' works during the post-WWII period and their wider impact on African modernism.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUN-22-2024
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459