ART 234 American Art

Spring, Fall

A thematic examination of art produced in the United States from the colonial period to WWII with special emphasis on the place of art and artists within a democracy. Themes include the relationship between political and visual representation, landscape as metaphor, race and ethnicity in art, and the tension between private and public patronage. Artists include Thomas Jefferson, Stuart Davis, and Frank Lloyd Wright. (Course offered occasionally.)

Prerequisites: Survey of Western Art recommended, but not required.

Degree Requirements

Modern Art Elective