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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HART274 Early American Art 3 cr.


This course will focus on art and architecture in colonial and early America beginning with Native American Art up to the early nineteenth century, including artists such as John Singleton Copley, Joshua Johnston, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Paul Revere, Gilbert Stuart John Trumbull, John Vanderlyn. The course will examine American art, architecture, decorative arts and visual culture from the period c. 1600 to c. 1825 from a variety of perspectives. This course will have at its center the question of how we read/should read works of art, and thus the varied course readings will range from traditional to more recent and even controversial methodological frameworks.

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