This course investigates the contributions of feminism to art practices since the 1960s. With primary and secondary documents as our evidence and guide, we will assess the accomplishments and limitations of overtly feminist art. Throughout the semester we will ask why artists embraced the politics of feminism, how this shaped their own practices and perceptions of modernism, and how this now helps us to see the great complexity of modern and contemporary art. (Course offered in alternate years: next scheduled for Spring 2020)
Prerequisites: Survey of Contermporary Art recommended, but not required.