4.651 20th Century Art

As taught in: Fall 2002

A tremendous orange cloth being hoisted into the air by teams of workers.

Christo and Jean-Claude. Valley Curtain Project, Rifle Gap, Colorado, 1970-72. (Image courtesy the National Archives and Records Administration. ARC Identifier: 544851.)

Level:

Undergraduate

Instructors:

Prof. Caroline Jones

Course Description

Critical examination of major developments in European and American art during the past century. Surveys art's engagements with modernization, radical politics, utopianism, mass culture, changing conceptions of mind and human nature, new technologies, colonialism and postcolonialism, and other significant aspects of recent history.