Syllabi

Graduate Courses

Art Theory and Criticism

Art 681 — Fall 2017

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This course examines a spectrum of texts that contribute to understandings of art, various practices, and genres. We consider how both critics and artists are vital for thinking about art, and consider the relationship between theories and criticism.

Writing for Artists

Art 685 — Spring 2018

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This innovative course examines writing in two ways: we focus on varieties of art writing for originality of thought or clarity of expression. Then we will practice writing in different genres including the review, interview, and artists’s statement. Helpful for professional development.

Undergraduate Courses

Critical and Creative Thinking About Art and Its Recent History

Art History 101 — Fall 2017

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This course familiarizes you with theories and ideas proposed by artists and commentators since 1960. We focus on developing critical thinking about art in ways that extend to contemporary visual culture as a whole.

Lives of Iconic Artists in the Popular Imagination in Art History and Film

Art History 138 — Spring 2018

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This course introduces the prominent theories and ideas proposed by artists, critics, and historians since 1870. We look at major figures and archetypes from both pop culture and scholarly perspectives.

Art of the 20th & 21st Centuries in Europe and the Americas (1900 to Present)

Art History 334 — Past

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