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Contemporary Art of Yesterday and Today

Instructor
S. Smith

What is Contemporary Art?  What is the difference between Modern Art and Contemporary Art?  This course will examine these issues by looking at the art history of the second half of the 20th century and the first decades of the current century.  What is the role of abstraction in Modern and Contemporary Art?  What is the role of representation?  What is the role of gender and race in the art of yesterday and today?  How is Contemporary Art similar and different in Eastern and Western cultures?  How does the dynamic of so-called fine art and popular art evolve during this period?  What about the role of the artist and the critic and gallery dealer and viewer?  Where do you see art...in a museum, in a computer, in a desert, in an art fair?  How is art related to science?  To technology?  To globalism?  This course will examine these issues through the images of our times.  (Formerly ART 219 - Contemporary Art)

Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement.

 


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(Spring)