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ART H 309 A: Topics In Art History

Facing America: Race and Representation in the U.S.

Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
* *
SLN: 
10495
Instructor:
Juliet Sperling
Juliet Sperling

Syllabus Description:

FACING AMERICA: RACE AND REPRESENTATION IN THE U.S.

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Wendy Red Star, 1880 Crow Peace Delegation: Peelatchiwaaxpáash / Medicine Crow (Raven) and Alaxchiiaahush/Many War Achievements / Plenty Coups. Artist-manipulated digitally reproduced photograph by C.M. (Charles Milton) Bell, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution, 2014. Series of 10 pigment prints on archival photo-paper.

This course explores how visual culture has shaped ideas of racial difference in North America, from circa 1492 to the present. Focusing on representations of bodies, we will examine prints, paintings, performances, films, and photographs that contributed to the construction of Black, Native American, Latino/a, White, and Asian identities and interwoven issues of class, gender, and sexuality. 

The full syllabus is available in the first module of our Canvas home page under "syllabus." 

Catalog Description: 
Topics vary.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
February 12, 2021 - 11:47am

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