ARTH296 - AMERICAN ART: 1865-1960

This course surveys the history of modern art in the U.S. from its international prominence during the 1950s and then to its alleged replacement by "postmodernism." We will explore relation of this art to historical processes of modernization (industrialization, urbanization, technological development, the rise of mass media and mass markets, etc.) and to the economic polarization, social fragmentation, political conflict, and myriad cultural changes these developments entailed.
Section 001 - LEC