Course Description for Post War Art: 1940-1980
Post War Art: 1940-1980
This course focuses on the production of art within the late modern and early post-modern periods. Special attention will be paid to the ways in which race, gender, sexuality, and cultural difference are constructed within visual arts of the post-war era. Investigating the role of art critics, galleries and art periodicals, the class will also examine the different institutions through which art has been promoted and filtered in the decades following World War II.