FOLK 358 001 Folk Art
Lecture: Tuesday, Thursday 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Cross-Listed with: ANTH 358
Folk art pays testimony to the persistence and
pervasiveness of human creativity and aesthetic motivation. While it
has been defined in numerous ways and often marginalized it is central
to human expression. Through reading discussion visits with folk
artists on-site and in class and multimedia formats this course will
survey the various definitions of folk art examine issues such as
artistic canons contexts of production and interpretation economics
connoisseurship virtuosity appropriation and politics and explore the
rich panoply of material folk art.
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