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ARTH 190

Introductory Art History Topics

Introductory level art history courses in a specific topic. No prerequisite. Not offered Pass/Fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course

Fall Semester information

Katherine Mintie

190A: Tps:Art of the United States, 1776-Present

This course surveys the visual and material culture of the United States from the American Revolution to the present. Drawing upon an inclusive definition of what constitutes American art, this course examines not only canonical paintings and sculpture but also popular and vernacular art forms, including quilts, folk portraiture, and protest posters. This course also emphasizes the influence of cross-cultural encounters and exchange throughout American art history. By considering an expansive set of objects produced by artists and artisans from diverse backgrounds, this course aims to foster in-depth discussions of American identity, memory, and belonging.