Course Description

Propelled by the post-war optimism and artistic experimentation of the 1950s, American art started the 1960s with innovation and hope. By the end of the decade, though, the enthusiasm had waned as social and international conflicts took their toll on the energy of the country. This course will look at the new developments in the art world in this decade and how they went from energetic promotions of an American dream to the turmoil that unsettled America’s promise for a new social order. We will also look at how these trends were reflected in art outside the United States. Among the artists we will talk about are Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, Eva Hesse, Carolee Schneemann, Yoko Ono, Lee Bontecou, Yayoi Kusama, Faith Ringgold, and Melvin Edwards. | Lecture + Q&A.

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Section Title
American Art in the 1960s
Online - Zoom
3:30PM to 4:45PM
Sep 17, 2020 to Nov 19, 2020
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Contact Hours
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Virtual Classroom  
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Section Notes
Class sessions are recorded.