ANTH340 - NATIVE AMERICAN ART

This course offers a survey of the material culture and art of the indigenous peoples of North America, from prehistory to the contemporary period. Readings by native and non-native specialists present indigenous epistemologies, cultural and historical contexts, and political agendas that have influenced and shaped Native American expressive culture through time. Detailed case studies explore Tewa and Tlingit art. If possible, the course will be taught in Penn Museum's Mainwaring Study Room where students will engage directly with material objects in the University's collection and develop the skills needed to "unpack" material objects with a discriminating eye. Through readings, object observation, and writing assignments, students will gain the knowledge and skills needed to begin to understand and meaningfully interpret Native American art.
Section 301 - SEM - NATIVE AMERICAN ART
TR 1030AM-1200PM
FOWLER WILLIAMS, LUCY
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM 329