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AHDI1210 - Exploring Art: Revelations and Revolutions

Credits: 3

Beginning with the Early Modern period (ca. 1500) and continuing to the present, examines central events that allow us to consider the past and present from the context of a selection of “pivotal moments.” A selection of cultural defining moments are selected in order to bring awareness to the power of images as potent historical, political and cultural markers resonating from the past into the present. Students are challenged to understand and explain how the past was always “the present;” how events in the past were perceived and recorded; how worldviews shift and influence both the recording and later interpretation of the past; how connecting the past with the present brings understanding and insight to events relevant to students’ live. Springs. (PPDI)