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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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ART 251 - Modern America: Visual Culture from the Civil War to WWII

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as AMST 251 ) This course examines American visual culture as it developed in the years between the Civil War and World War II. Special attention is paid to the intersections among diverse media and to such issues as the emergence of new forms of mass imagery, consumerism, cosmopolitanism, regionalism, abstraction, gender, primitivism, mechanized reproduction, and the rise of modern art institutions. Artists studied include Winslow Homer, Timothy O’Sullivan, James McNeill Whistler, Thomas Eakins, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Aaron Douglas, and Edward Hopper, among others.

Prerequisite(s): ART 105  or ART 106  or a 100-level American Studies course, or permission of the instructor.

Two 75-minute periods.



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