Sight and Incite: Art and Activism
NEW! Last Updated: 02/25/2009
Winter and Spring quarters
Major areas of study include art history, art, social studies and communication.
Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.
Accepts Spring Enrollment: This program will accept new students Spring Quarter.
Note: This 8-credit program will meet from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on five Saturdays. First class Spring Quarter meets in Sem 2 D1105.
The 20th century saw great changes in artistic expression that paralleled emerging social consciousness. Contemporary social movements continue to be an integral part of much artistic production. This two-quarter program will analyze 20th-century art in relation to the history of social movements and the goals of art activists. We will explore a variety of social justice movements and use theories drawn from both social sciences and art history to understand how art can document social change and function as a tool of social protest and liberation. Students will have the opportunity to do some hands-on art including drawing, linocut printmaking, mask-making and performance art. Students will also work with community-based organizations to create socially-conscious art or to assist with art-related projects.
Winter quarter themes will include American labor and socialist movements, Mexican post-revolutionary art, African-American contribution to WPA art, and the Chicano movement. Spring studies will include African-American and Native American civil rights movements, 2nd and 3rd wave feminism, the peace movement, gay rights and environmental activism.
Credits: 8 per quarter
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in art or art history, social studies, community studies, communications, gender studies and teaching.
|December 12th, 2008||Winter quarter class location added.|
|February 23rd, 2009||Spring quarter class location added.|
|February 25th, 2009||Spring Quarter enrollment details added.|