Downtown to Bushwick: Artists Spaces

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Downtown to Bushwick

Spring 2020

Taught By: Melissa Rachleff

Section: A

CRN: 3372

Credits: 3

How did Downtown Manhattan become synonymous with art, music, and performance? Downtown to Bushwick explores this question by investigating twenty artist-run spaces that pioneered multi-disciplinary art from the 1950s to today. Artists began founding their own galleries on East Tenth Street, migrated to SoHo, and then to the East Village. Priced out by Manhattan’s real estate market, New York’s artist-run spaces are now in Brooklyn and Queens, but for how long? Downtown to Bushwick provides historical context for understanding New York's artistic culture. The course supplements the standard art histories by highlighting contributions by women, African American and Latin American artists and reflects the broader context of New York’s social history.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): 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

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 4:32am 10/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020