ARTHIST 102S – THE VISUAL ARTS: CONTEMPORARY VISIONS
Using the city as a classroom without walls, this peripatetic examination of contemporary art on view in New York City looks at what seems most interesting and noteworthy in recent work, and tries to come to terms with a wide array of styles and intentions. We spend some time on the dominant institutions: The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, as well as leading commercial galleries and alternative spaces. While direct experiences of visual art are part of every session, topics for discussion range across art history, museum studies, sociology, and public policy.
[Areas of Knowledge: AL, CZ; Inquiries/Competencies: IAA]