Dec 04, 2023  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 264 - Contemporary Art and Critical Theory

This course focuses on Contemporary Art since 1970 to the present, with special attention to art in the United States during the four three decades. It covers major artists and art movements that shaped the character of contemporary art in the world and addresses sociopolitical and cultural contexts in which they developed. Through selected themes, the course will also explore the relation between contemporary art and critical theory. It will introduce students to the key thinkers and ideas informing debates around contemporary art and aesthetics. The course takes advantage of local museums of contemporary art in the Twin Cities and partially revolves around visits and discussions of current exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, the Mia, the Weisman Art Museum and local galleries. Prerequisite(s): ART 149  or ART 160  or ART 161  or permission of instructor.

  Spring semester, every other year. (4 Credits)