We usually expect 'contemporary art' to refer to art today, but the term began to be used in the seventies to distinguish it from 'modern art' of the earlier part of the 20th century. We also have to deal with the term 'postmodernist art,' which covers 1970s to 1990s art. This course will try to sort it all out by not only reading key texts but also doing 'art history in action' in Chicago and Detroit. Estimated cost of materials: $50 or less. IV. 4

Instructor: Christina Chang

  • Tuesday and Thursday
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • G-026 Tisch
  • Credits: 3
  • Lecture