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Amy Sherald, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Amy Sherald, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, 2018, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

The Black Female Body

Dr. cam nelson
M, 9:30 AM-12 PM

Explore the history, discourses, and transformations of the Black female body as a contested site of sexuality, resistance, representation, agency, and identity in visual culture. We will consider how constructions of womanhood represent Black women as physically and socially other to the ideal woman. We will also examine how Black female artists grapple with the tendencies to exclude them from claims to womanhood, femininity, and beauty while at the same time being hypervisible as Black women. 

Kerry James Marshall, Untitled, 2009

Kerry James Marshall, Untitled, 2009

Black Art in America

Dr. cam nelson
M, W, F,  2-2:50 PM

Explore the work of Black artists in the United States, from the late nineteenth century to the present day. We will consider the ways in which artists and scholars have endeavored to define African American art in relation to Euro-American and African cultural production as well as to the evolving social and political history of people of African descent in the United States. 

Medieval art

Sarre Brooch, early 7th century, Kent, England.

Early Medieval Art

Capstone Seminar: ARTH 4919-004
T, Th 12:45pm-2:00pm
Instructor: Christine Bachman

This course addresses critical issues in manuscript painting, sculpture, metalwork, wall painting, mosaic, and architecture, from the late Roman Empire (approximately 250 CE) to approximately 1000 CE. The course covers a broad geographic range, including Byzantium, the early Islamic empires, and the Silk Road, in addition to Western Europe. The course will consider the religious, social, economic, and cultural roles of art and architecture and will explore the process of creating art and the agency of artists in the early middle ages.

Exhibitions >> Spring 2022

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Round 1

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Round 2

BFA Thesis Exhibition

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