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    Salem State University
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

ART 236 The Arts in America

3 Credit(s) DI HP
What insights can works of art give us into American history and culture? How have Americans expressed social, aesthetic, and political beliefs through their creation of and reaction to works of art and visual culture? How has cultural context affected artists’ decisions about style and subject matter? This course explores these questions through the study of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and decorative arts created from the colonial period to the 1940’s, including Native American and African American traditions. Course requirements include visits, at students’ expense, to museums and historic houses in Salem and the Boston area. Three lecture hours per week.