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ART 59 Survey of World Art I

A chronological survey of the fine arts of the world tracing cultural and creative expression in all media, from prehistoric times to the beginning of the European Renaissance.
Annually, Fall 3 credits

ART 60 Survey of World Art 2

A chronological survey of the fine arts of the world tracing cultural and creative expression in all media, from the Renaissance period to the present.
Annually, Spring 3 credits

ART 70 Modern Art

This course examines the rapidly changing historical and social conditions in Europe from the 1860s to the 1940s and the international art movements that emerged from this period of unprecedented transformation. Spanning the art of Manet and Whistler to that of Picasso and Pollock, this covers Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism and the rise of the American avant-garde.
Fall, 3 credits

ART 72 Contemporary Art

This course surveys the continuing impact of earlier 20th century styles on international art from the postwar period to the present moment. Topics of discussion include the relationship between popular culture and fine art, the representation of gender and cultural identity, the evolving role of the museum and art market and the impact of new technologies and media on art making and reception.
Every Semester, 3 credits