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ART 468/568 Contemporary Topics in Visual Art

Prerequisites: Junior standing, completion of 12 credits in ART or ARTS courses with 3 credits at the 300-level or above, cumulative gpa of 2.00 and ART 221. (Second semester—even years/4 credits)

This course is designed for more advanced art history and studio art majors and focuses on contemporary topics in the visual arts.  It examines important developments in American and European art and criticism from the 1960s until the present. Topics include Minimalism, Pop, Conceptual Art, Earthworks, the art of institutional critique, performance, Feminism, site-specificity, appropriation and commodity art, activism and Postmodernism.