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ART 560 Contemporary Topics in Visual Arts

Prerequisites: Six credits in ART or ARTS courses at the graduate level; ART 506 recommended. (Second semester/3credits)

Art and society in Europe and America from the French Revolution to the First World War. Topics include the development of a “modern” visual idiom, rise in status of the artist, the emergence of museums and galleries, invention and role of photography and new building technologies. Lecture, discussion, opportunity for independent research and field trip to a major collection.