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AM 522 — Postwar and Contemporary Art: 1945-1989

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

Provides a comprehensive survey of global developments in art from 1945 (the end of the Second World War) to 1989 (the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall). Abstract Expressionism, Gutai, Pop, Arte Povera, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art, Earth Art, Feminist Art, Postmodernism, and the rise of new media are explored using major critical and theoretical models. Where possible, museum and gallery visits are integrated into the course.