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Art History: Pop to Present


Spring 2025

Monday, January 27 – Friday, May 16, 2025


Fixed-Pace Course





This course is designed to help you understand the “why” behind some of the more puzzling works of contemporary art. Through our study of digital reproductions, films, and (when possible) museum visits, students will learn about the art and artists of the Pop movement and major movements that followed. This will include Performance Art, Fluxus, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Photo-realism, Video Art, Installation Art, Earthworks, and Graffiti Art. We will explore issues around race, gender, and identity by looking at artists and artworks dedicated to examining these issues. We will also explore how globalization, technology, and new media have affected the landscape of contemporary art.

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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Fixed-Pace Course