Contemporary Art

Contemporary Art
Critical evaluation of trends in art since 1945.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesARTHC 202
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining ARTHC 355
Course Outcomes

Art Criticism

Students will become conversant with the criticism of Clement Greenberg, the response of the Minimalists, Pop artists and others, and the role of criticism up to the twenty-first century.

Contemporary Art, 1960 to Present

Students will acquire a solid foundation in the historical context of art and architecture from c. 1960 to the present. Students will be able to articulate the characteristics of the styles, processes, and ideologies and philiosophies of key artists and movements, including Minimalism, Earth art, body art, Neo-Pop, Neo-Expressionism, digital art, and other contemporary movements, with an emphasis on American and European art prior to c. 1990, and then global trends thereafter. Students will become conversant with selected works of art in terms of style, patronage, reception, and meaning of individual works of art and the artists or movements that spawned them. hey will be able to see how contemporary art builds upon its antecedents.

Research Paper

Students will demonstrate sophisticated research skills in an original paper addressing an artist who has come to prominence in the last twenty years.