ARTD 7091G Women in Modern and Contemporary Art

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as ART 790.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

Exploration of the changing image and practices of women artists in modern and contemporary art. Units include rape as a feminist issue, gaze theory and its implications, the masquerade and construction of identity, the queer body, crafts and the decorative, feminism and race, the women of the Black Arts Movement, Latinx women artists, global feminisms, the abject, and spirituality as a feminist practice. Key art historical and theoretical texts on gender and race prioritized.

Prerequisite: matriculation for the M.A. in art history or for the M.F.A. in art or permission of the deputy chairperson.


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