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2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog 
2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog

ART 107 - Contemporary Art and Ideas

Semester Hours: 4

An introductory art appreciation and art history course. The course explores art and its reflection of contemporary society, cultural identities, and everyday life. We explore how art is made, what inspires it, and how to observe and interpret what we see. The course focuses on contemporary art and artists, while often comparing and contrasting them with artists throughout history, and placing the work within a historical context. The course also utilizes artistic themes to help relate content in the artwork to our own experiences. These themes range from identity, politics, time, technology, language, ecology and environment, and science among other topics. Field trips to museums and galleries will also provide valuable input and expand the exposure to artwork being created today. Meets Humanity and Culture Intellectual Perspective requirement (HC).

Intellectual Perspective: HC