4.651 20th Century Art

Fall 2002

Christo's Valley Curtain.
Christo and Jean-Claude. Valley Curtain Project, Rifle Gap, Colorado, 1970-72.  (Image courtesy the National Archives and Records Administration.  ARC Identifier: 544851.)

Course Highlights

This class highlights selected major points in art over the last sixty years.  Please see the lecture notes, which are organized around these selected topics, and the related resources, which list a series of art collections on the web.

Course Description

Critical examination of major developments in European and American art during the past century. Surveys art's engagements with modernization, radical politics, utopianism, mass culture, changing conceptions of mind and human nature, new technologies, colonialism and postcolonialism, and other significant aspects of recent history.
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Prof. Caroline Jones

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hrs / session.