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ART: ART HISTORY

ARTH-434
Contemporary Visual Art and Postmodernism (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Covers contemporary art since 1970 created in the United States by American and international artists. It examines movements including Minimalism, Earth Art, Photorealism, Neo-Expressionism, feminism, new abstraction, identity politics, installation and performance art. Emphasizes critical understanding of postmodernist theory related to multiculturalism, racial/ gender difference, queer theory, censorship, ecology, and social/political critique. Meets with ARTH-634. Usually offered alternate springs. Prerequisite: ARTH-105 and ARTH-210 or permission of instructor.