The main focus of this course is contemporary African art and art of the African diaspora. We begin with a brief survey of painting by African-American artists of the late nineteenth and twentieth century--an artistic flowering accompanied the independence of African nations after 1957. Contemporary African artists must address overriding issues of social and political importance. Their work speaks eloquently to such issues as the desire for peace, the struggle against pollution and climate change. As art becomes increasingly trans-cultural, the art of the African diaspora takes on a new cultural meaning.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
A midterm and a short paper, and a 10-15 page paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
There will be a required class trip to New York City to visit museums. This trip will be on a Saturday. Transportation and museum admission will be provided by the University.
(Optional) field trip to galleries.
|Instructor(s): Mark,Peter A. Times: ..T.R.. 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: BOGH114; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 32||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 7||FR: 7|
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