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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 26, 2021  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog

AH 234 Global Modernisms


This course asks not only “what was modernism?”, but also “where and when was modernism?”.  Following recent scholarship, it expands the scope of modern art to include works made beyond the borders of Europe and the United States in the first half of the twentieth century.  The class explores how these new international parameters test traditional definitions of modern art.  Thematic organization of select case-studies encourages students to compare how artists approached similar problems within distinct cultures and under disparate historical circumstances, and to trace how the ideas and styles associated with modernism travelled internationally.  The course challenges each student to develop their own definition of modernism, one that considers its global nature.

Prerequisite: AH111 or permission of the instructor.