We will consider a range of works of art from North America, linking them to their social, political and historical contexts, and investigating their role in recording and shaping contemporary debates.
A review of art in the USA (and by American artists abroad) in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This course will explore the role of art in recording and framing changes in the ways of life and the development of ideas of nationhood.
We will discuss the importance of landscape to American national identity, ideas of the frontier and westward expansion in the nineteenth century, and the celebration of and anxieties about the emergence of modernity in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
(Note: this course does not include Native American art).
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