2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog

EARTS 6107 Public Art and Art Activism

Public art, tied to ideas about democracy and citizenship, has evolved as a medium that reflects and shapes public discourse. Students will learn the different theoretical frameworks that have supported artists’ work in the public arena. Using a variety of media and art forms such as drawing, map-making, process art, installation art, conceptual art, performance art, text art and photography, students will investigate and respond to a pressing social issue located in the surrounding community.