Visual Arts in the United States: 1935 to 1970 (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Covers dramatic changes in realism and modernism in the mid-twentieth century including WPA art and leftist politics, the Great Depression and federal support, geometric modernisms, Abstract Expressionism, New Realism, Pop Art, and photography. Emphasizes major artists and cultural politics including the New Deal, Cold War, gender and racial difference, and contributions of art critic and dealers. Meets with ARTH-633. Usually offered alternate falls. Prerequisite: ARTH-105 and ARTH-210.