ART 306

Women & Art

This course examines the history of female artists from the Middle Ages to the present, with an emphasis on artists working in Europe and the United States for the first half of the course, and a global perspective on modern and contemporary art for the second. Students explore how the identity of the “woman artist” has been socially constructed over time, with particular emphasis upon how gender and sexual-identity, social class, race, and ethnicity have informed both artistic creation and reception. The course addresses how art history and institutions (educational and exhibition forums) have accounted for—or failed to account for—women's artistic production in a global context.

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