ARTH 462
Art of California: Pacific Standard Time
Last Offered Fall 2017
Division I Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Cross-listed AMST 462 / LATS 462
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

In this course, we will study the visual arts and culture of California after 1960 and consider the region’s place in modern art history. We will focus on a series of recent exhibitions organized as part of a Getty initiative entitled Pacific Standard Time. Diverse in scope, these shows explored important developments in postwar art in California, including feminist art, African American assemblage, Chicano collectives, Modernist architecture, craft, and queer activism. In this seminar, we will pursue research projects directly related to the art exhibitions we study, and examine southern California conceptualism, photography, performance, painting, sculpture (including assemblage and installation), and video by artists both canonical and lesser known. Student projects will analyze the critical responses to the exhibitions, while also exploring the roles of archives, art criticism, and curatorial practice in contemporary art history. In fall 2017, a new Getty PST initiative focused on Latin American and Latino art will commence and this class will consider these exhibitions as well.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 1687
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on several short writing and research assignments, oral presentations, class participation, and a final research paper of 16-20 pages written in stages over the course of the semester
Prerequisites: ARTH 102
Enrollment Preferences: senior Art major and senior Latina/o Studies concentrators
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
AMST 462 Division II ARTH 462 Division I ARTH 562 Division I LATS 462 Division II

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