Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

ARTS 4850 Art Criticism

Prerequisites: ARTS 2800 or 2810, and one upper level Art History course (ARTS 4800-4889). This course will explore selected aspects of the history, theory, and practice of art criticism, with special consideration to modernism and postmodernism and their immediate historical antecedents. We will engage the art of this century in three ways: 1) by inquiring into the nature of experience, especially aesthetic experience; 2) by reading and discussing a wide range of influential art-critical texts; and 3) by developing our own knowledge and skills as critics of art. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.