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Art History: Modern to Abstract


Fall 2024

Monday, September 9 – Friday, December 20, 2024


Fixed-Pace Course





This class is designed to help students develop the ability to think, write, and talk about art no matter their background. Through the study of digital reproductions, films, and (when possible) museum visits, students will learn about the art and artists of the Modernist tradition. These include precursors to the Modern era, followed by a focus on Modernist works: Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Fauvism, Constructivism, Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, and Abstract Expressionism. Students will also examine key texts and events that helped to shape the origins of Modernism.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.


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