Dec 03, 2020  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

AR 361 - Art, Architecture, and Material Culture of the United States


This writing-intensive seminar examines painting, sculpture, landscape, architecture and decorative arts produced in the United States between 1636 and the present. Subjects include John Singleton Copley, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, Frederick Law Olmsted, Henry Hobson Richardson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol, Paintings by Lilly Martin Spencer, Images of Native Americans, Quilts, and African-American Art by Robert S. Duncanson, participants in the Harlem Renaissance, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Students develop skills in formal analysis and oral presentation in addition to historical research and writing. Includes trips to the Fleming and Shelburne Museums, Shelburne Farms, and a walking tour of Burlington architecture.  The seminar spends a weekend touring Boston museums and architecture and the Clark Art Institute.

Credits: 4 cr.