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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 18, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

HART280 Art Since 1945 3 cr.

In this course we analyze several individual
practices and group movements from 1945 to the
present. Instead of adhering to the distilled
summaries of a textbook, we engage art of this
period at less of a remove. Students come to
comprehend the difficulty and subjectivity
involved in formulating a history of art by
struggling to grasp one viewpoint, and then by
considering similarities, differences, and
distinctions of degree between it and other
viewpoints. Through this firsthand experience,
students weave together an understanding of art
history that acknowledges the true variety and
complexity of art at any given moment in the
second half of the twentieth century and the
first decades of the twenty-first.

Prerequisites: HART100

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