History of Modern and Contemporary Art

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
History of Mod & Contemp Art
Summer 2023
Taught By: Nancy Grove
Section: A

CRN: 1366

Credits: 3

The 20th century changed everything about art: where it was located, who made it, who it was made for, what it was made of, how it was made, and what was and wasn't considered art. This class will explore these changes in terms of ongoing tensions and connections, including those between object and image, abstraction and figuration, material and spiritual, accumulation and appropriation, nature and culture. There will be readings from artists' writings and critical histories that substantiate these ideas, along with class discussions, written projects, and field trips to appropriate venues. We will discuss individual artists and representative art movements from throughout the century, including (among others) Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, de Stijl, Expressionism (Early, Abstract, and Neo), Pop, Minimal, Conceptual,Land, Body, and Performance. 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: Lecture (L)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: July 8, 2023 (Saturday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: August 2, 2023 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 12:28pm EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 7/6/2023 - 8/8/2023