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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

LACS 30.09 Mexicanidad: Constructing and Dismantling Mexican National Identity

From Revolution to the Drug Wars, Mexican art has engaged, refracted, and informed our understanding of 20th century Mexico. In this course we will place artists like Jose Clemente Orozco and Frida Kahlo within a broader visual cultural context that includes not only mural art and painting, but also sculpture, architecture, printmaking, photography, installation, film, and performance. We will cover art produced in Mexico from the turn of the 20th century through the “boom” years of the 1990s, with a focus on issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality throughout. To concretize our understanding of modern art in Mexico, we will research and create an exhibition of select works from the Hood Museum of Art’s collection of Mexican art. Students will learn about the history of Mexican art, enhance skills in the visual analysis of modern and contemporary art, refine their ability to conduct original research and write effectively, and develop an understanding of the logistics, politics, and aesthetics of mounting an exhibition.



Cross Listed Courses

ARTH 40.04

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:ART; WCult:CI

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.