2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 5100 Issues in Art History and Visual Culture

This course focuses on the interrelationship between art and society. Accordingly, students examine the role of visual culture and artistic practice within the context of everyday life. To accomplish this task, we address a wide range of issues relating to the many connections between art and society. Special Attention will be paid to the prevalence of photography and photographic images since the 19th century.  To help tackle these issues, we read essays by artists, critics, and theoreticians who have been instrumental in defining our understanding of visual culture over the past three decades. LC/LUCAD undergrads may take this course by permission of instructor.