Art of the American Century (1893-1968)
This lecture/discussion class surveys art and the visual and material environment from the emergence of the United States as a world power in the 1890s to the questioning of the "American Way of Life" during the era of the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. In lectures, discussion, and original hands-on-research, we will examine the work of such celebrated figures as Frank Lloyd Wright, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, Isamu Noguchi, Edward Hopper, Walker Evans, and Diego Rivera, but also the culture of consumerism and emergent racial and ethnic identities in which they worked. This class will include one mandatory field trip and one optional field trip with co-pays.
Estimated cost of materials: $100 or more, but less than $150.
Category for Concentration Distributions: D. Europe and the U.S., 4. Modern and Contemporary