Modern Art in the US 1900–1950
Modern Art In the US, 1900-1950
Georgia O'Keeffe, Cow's Skull--Red, White, and Blue, 1931. Oil on canvas.
This course surveys arts of the United States in the first half of the 20th century. Situates images, visual practices, and artistic styles of the period within their social, historical, and cultural contexts. Major topics include American art's relation to urbanism, modern technology, race, ethnicity, immigration, political struggles, popular culture, modernism, and postmodernism.