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Art History from the Ground Up

Where can we start with Art? From cave paintings to the work being created right now, this speed-date with a complex discipline will whet your appetite for the art that is all around us. We’ll discuss artists’ traditional and radical roles around the world, connecting style, structure, and meaning in new ways.
Week 1: Thinking globally, looking locally
Week 2: Why is it called The Canon?
Week 3: How we discuss race, class, and gender – and how we don’t
Week 4: Modernism, modernism, and Contemporary art
Week 5: A few of our favorite things: Highlights of your art history

Note: This online course will combine live sessions weekly on Saturdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Canvas learning management system and Zoom video conferencing platform will be used to access course content and communicate with the instructor and peers. 

AIC member and SAIC alumni discounts are not available.

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Class meeting time 1:00-2:30 PM CDT
Class meeting days Saturday
Building and room online
Course number 1570
Course instructor Annie Morse