ARTS 345
Art in Times of Crisis Spring 2023
Division I Difference, Power, and Equity
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In an era of ever-increasing emergency, what is the role of art? Can poems save us? What media and forms of exhibition are best suited to respond to urgent crises? What creative methodologies might we develop in collaboration with one another, in the interest of building community as well as making great art? This course is an interdisciplinary, experimental intervention into our present era. In addition to producing multiple original artworks, students will do readings and investigations into art activist case studies from social movements such as Puerto Rican sovereignty, HIV + AIDS, and global climate justice.
The Class: Format: studio
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3559
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: readings, screenings, attendance, participation, and committed completion of assignments
Prerequisites: any 200-level art studio class or submit a portfolio for consideration
Enrollment Preferences: majors and seniors
Materials/Lab Fee: $250-$350 Lab and materials fees for all studio art classes are covered by the Book Grant for all Williams financial aid recipients.
Distributions: Division I Difference, Power, and Equity
DPE Notes: This course examines crises which disproportionately impact communities of color and marginalized people. Race and class will be central areas of inquiry.

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