Arts 2F / ICS 5: History of Multicultural Arts in the United States
This class is an introduction to multicultural arts in the U.S. based upon a cross-cultural
history of American art.
We will study multicultural art history from two perspectives:
1. A survey providing a basic understanding of African-American, Latino/a (including Mexican-American/Chicano/a), Native American and Asian-American art history.
2. A thematic approach to the diverse art forms created by artists of color including discussions addressing race and discrimination, bicultural identity, gender, social class, cultural traditions and values, and contemporary social/political awareness.
We will apply an interdisciplinary approach to art history including methods of analysis from intercultural studies, anthropology, history and cultural studies. Students will also learn basic skills in stylistic analysis and how to describe a work of art.
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Link to a video clip from The Cradle Will Rock.
CLASS TEXTBOOK for ALL SECTIONS:
The chapters for the class text are available in Adobe Acrobat format.
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distributed in class OR on Catalyst in class schedule.
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