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ARTH 130 - African American Art


FDR: HA Fine Arts Distribution
Credits: 3

This course focuses on the creative production, contemporary reception, and critical interpretation of African American art from the colonial period to the present. While visual representations of and by African Americans provide the content for this course, the broader issues they raise are applicable to images, objects, and structures from a variety of cultures and civilizations. Indeed, this course will engage at least three general themes central to art historical and visual cultural studies generally: 1. Cultural encounters within colonial contexts; 2. Constructions of “race” and “blackness” within African American art; and 3. Conceptualizations of “blackness” as it underpins “Modernism” in 20th-21st century. 



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