Pop: Art & Popular Culture

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Pop: Art & Popular Culture

Fall 2021

Taught By: Nancy Grove

Section: A

CRN: 1545

Credits: 3

Since the beginning of the 20th century, artists and designers have make use of elements from popular culture in their work. Early examples of such usage include the bits of newspaper attached by Pablo Picasso to his Cubist canvases, the magazine photographs collaged by Hannah Hoch to create unique Dada personages, and the American products and signage that appear in Stuart Davis’s paintings of the 1920s and 1930s. By the 1950s Jasper johns was painting copies of the American flag, while in the 1960s Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg (among others) reproduced every aspect of popular culture, from movie stars to junk food. Since then, artists and designers have increasingly drawn upon sources that include television, films, advertising, and cyberspace for both the style and substance of their work. This class will explore both past and present connections between art, design, and popular culture through readings, discussions, slides, videos, field trips and presentations. Pathway: Art and Design History

Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshman and sophomores only. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:09pm 9/19/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 822

Date Range: 9/1/2021 - 12/8/2021