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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HART231 American Art and Visual Culture, 1600 to the present 3 cr.


A survey of American painting, architecture, sculpture, prints and photography from 1600 to the present, covering a wide range of movements including Early American Art, Native American Art, Civil War era photography, Gilded Age painting and architecture, the Ashcan School, Early American Modernism, Regionalism, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism. The course will include visits to local museums and institutions that house some of the finest collections of American art in the country, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Fogg Museum. We will examine style, technique, and iconography in their historical and cultural contexts, considering the political, social, and intellectual climates articulated in the arts, including systems of patronage and public reception.

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