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AH3600 - Arts of the United States

Credits: 3

Examines significant developments in North American painting, sculpture, architecture, prints, photography and the decorative arts from the Colonial period (c. 1600) through the 1930s. Presentation is organized around the sequence of period styles; emerging artistic themes and types; revealing issues of class, gender and race or ethnicity; and the changing context (historical, political, social, economic, cultural) which informs the arts. Newer, critical approaches in art history including feminism and cultural studies are explored as well to acquaint students with the multiple perspectives which can be applied to art historical problems. Springs. (DICO)