Art of Mexico
Revised Last Updated: 10/21/2009
Fall and Winter quarters
Faculty: Ann Storey art history, art
Major areas of study include art history, international studies, cultural studies, and art.
Class Standing: Juniors or seniors; transfer students welcome.
Accepts Winter Enrollment: Faculty signature required for students entering in winter quarter.
CRN: fall: 10198; winter: 20148
Note: This 8-credit program will meet from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. First class will meet in SEM 2 A1105.
This rigorous two-quarter program will explore the visual culture and ceremonial traditions of Mexico. In fall quarter we will study the Mexican pre-Columbian and colonial eras. We will take a thematic approach to this challenging topic, studying native Mesoamerican art and spirituality, Aztec poetry, colonial artistic traditions, the Day of the Dead, masking traditions, and the Virgin of Guadalupe. During winter quarter we will learn about the post-revolutionary mural movement, women painters like Frida Kahlo, social protest art of the People's Graphic Art Workshop, vibrant folk traditions that accompany the fiestas, and contemporary Mexican and Chicano art. We will also focus on the position of women during these eras. Relevant art projects will be incorporated so that students can learn about Mexican art history in an experiential way. Credit will be awarded in Mexican art history. Other credit options include multicultural studies and/or women's studies.
Credits: 8 per quarter
Special Expenses: $25-35 for art supplies and museum entrance fees
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in education, art, social studies, and humanities.
|October 21st, 2009||Added information about faculty signature for winter quarter.|