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Art in Africa and Diaspora
ARHA 267
Spring 2017 not offered
Crosslisting: AFAM 268

This course surveys painting and other work by African-American artists of the late 19th and 20th century, then focuses on contemporary African artists and artists of the African diaspora. What was unique or distinctive about 19th-century American painting by black artists? Next, we focus on the art of Henry O. Tanner, before turning our attention to the art of the Harlem Renaissance and the intellectual ideal of the New Negro. A section on the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on the visual arts and the art of Bearden leads us to consider independent sub-Saharan Africa. As artists today become increasingly transcultural, the art of the African diaspora takes on a new cultural meaning.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)

Last Updated on AUG-09-2022
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