Issues in Contemporary Art

A required seminar for Art and Archaeology Program 2 majors and Program in Visual Arts certificate students emphasizing contemporary art practices and ideas. The course addresses current issues in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, photography, and performance installation. It includes a visiting artist lecture series, critiques of students’ work, and excursions to galleries, museums and/or artists’ studios.

Sample reading list:

Albert Camus, Anne Truitt, Various Articles
Donald Barthelme, Andy Warhol, Various Articles
Bruce Nauman, William Wegman, Various Articles
David Hammons, Cindy Sherman, Various Articles
Donelle Woolford, Nancy Spector, Various Articles
Jan Avgikos, Alex Bag, Various Articles
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings and viewing of specific works of art or slides.

Other information:
During the semester the class will travel to New York City twice to have studio visits with artists.




Tuesday, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.


Deana Lawson