This course provides a chronological introduction to the history of Western art from the early Renaissance to the present day. It explores critically the major movements that shaped art throughout these periods. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Distribution: Arts-a) (Exclusion: FINA 2011; FINH 2011) Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to 2:20PM Sir James Dunn Building 108.
This course examines the art museum within contemporary society. It considers the history and future shape of the museum, and examines current practice, issues, and debate. Topics covered include: the politics of the museum; its history and discourse; curatorial practice and the development of exhibitions; the museum and its publics; museums and new media; collections; and issues of artistic freedom and censorship. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusion: FINA 3041) Friday 11:30 to 2:20PM Purdy Crawford Centre 103.
This course examines contemporary art and architecture since 1970 and focuses on themes including the body and identity. Topics include naturally, and culturally, constructed bodies, gender identity, sexual identities, ethnic bodies, abject bodies, and political and religious identities. This course will include art in a variety of media including the bodies of humans and animals, painting, sculpture, assemblage, installation, photography, printmaking, architecture, textiles, film, video, and performance art. (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: FINA 3071) Monday and Wednesday 1:30 to 2:50PM Sir James Dunn Building 108.