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Winter/Spring 2015
Oct 28, 2016
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VIS 4104A - Contemporary Art and Theory
Examination of the major trends and theories in the visual arts from the mid-forties to the present, with particular emphasis on the art of America and the various movements that occurred in the second half of the twentieth century: abstract expressionism, pop art, earth art, minimalism, conceptual, performance, site installation, and the diversities of post-modernism. Post-modern perspectives that will be discussed include feminism, Marxism, psychobiography, semiotics, and structuralism. These ideas will be compared to modernist orientations. Museum, gallery, and studio visits, as well as class participation in activities at the Anthony Giordano Gallery, are all essential and required components of the curriculum. Prerequisites: VIS 1001C and VIS 1002C. Strongly recommended as part of a junior-standing course load.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Division of Arts & Humanities Division
Visual Arts Department

Course Attributes:
Liberal Arts

Undergraduate level VIS 1001C Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level VIS 1002C Minimum Grade of D-

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