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Art History -Anti Racist Statement

Art History and Museum Studies would like to add our voice to those who speak out against systemic racism, social injustice, police brutality, and violence. We recognize that the deaths of Secoriea Turner, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubery and the countless victims who preceded them result from racism. We recognize that these tragedies, as well as the toll imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, acutely impact our students and colleagues who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

As a faculty, we personally embody diversity in the Faculty, which includes Cuban-American, African-American and Eastern-European/Jewish, as well as European/UK Faculty.  Hence, we live our united diversity, as we bring our personal experiences to our active teaching and engaged, integrative learning.

Art History, as a discipline, has undergone a significant expansion of its disciplinary borders, since the 1980s, when new voices entered to change dialogues. We continue reflecting an anti-racist approach as we study, research and learn about global art, culture and religion from all continents, as we engage in critical thinking on issues of gender, race, class, religion and analyze societal structures to better understand world history.

 

ARTH 120 Monster Mash: The Art, Literature and Films of Horror

  • Gender
  • LBGT
  • Race
  • Abolitionist History
  • Women's History
  • Social Class

 

ARTH 171  History of Western Art: Prehistory to Gothic

  • Cultural interaction
  • Formation of social classes
  • Privileged groups
  • Slavery
  • Gender
  • Tracing religious intolerance
  • Islam and the Middle East
  • Jewish Art and Culture
  • China and the Silk Route

 

ARTH 172 – History of Western Art: Renaissance to Rococo          

  • Conquest of the Americas
  • Connections to Asia
  • The rise of Women's Rights
  • The Enlightenment
  • Slavery
  • Religious intolerance
  • Migrations
  • Global cultural developments

 

ARTH 173: History Western Art: Neo-Classical to Contemporary

  • Colonial Expansion
  • Post-Colonialism
  • Gender and Art
  • LGBTQ+ in art
  • Queer Theory
  • Racism and Anti-Racism

 

 ARTH 205  Art and Politics

  • Holocaust Studies
  • Colonization of Africa
  • Slavery
  • Confederate Monuments
  • Human Remains Law
  • Exploitation of Pre-Colombian Sites
  • Exploitation of Chinese Heritage
  • Trade in looted Indian Art

 

ARTH 203 Renaissance Europe and ARTH 213 High Renaissance and European Mannerism

  • Religious Conflict
  • Slavery
  • Islam and Christianity clashing
  • Jewish persecutions
  • LBGT and the Catholic Church
  • Social Classes in Conflict

 

ARTH 250 Contemporary Art and Globalization

  • Racism, Shadeism and Representation
  • Globalization and Racial injustice
  • Gender and Identity in the decentralized art markets
  • Issues of Indigeneity

 

ARTH 278 Art of the 19th Century

  • Critical Colonialism
  • Orientalism and its legacy
  • Race and Art in the US
  • Photography and Democracy
  • Feminism and Queer methodologies

 

ARTH 287 Avant-Garde and Modernism and in Art

  • Avant-Gardes and Colonial expansions
  • Race and European Art
  • Gender and Modernity
  • Architecture as a colonial legacy

 

ARTH 281 - Latin American Art and ARTH 302  Latin American Art -Late Colonial to Contemporary

  • Pre-Columbian Cultures and the Colonial Clash 
  • Racism inscribed in Casta Paintings
  • Cultural mixtures
  • globalized race and ethnicity
  • arrival of hyphenated Latin Americans in the U.S.
  • Immigration studies
  • migrant worker representations
  • LBGTQ in contemporary art
  • the rise of Women Artists in Latin America

 

ARTH 300 Special Topics: Fashion, Art, Politics

  • Gender
  • Identity
  • Body Image
  • Racial relations
  • Queer theory application to Fashion
  • LGBTQ+ issues and fashion representation

 

ARTH 310 Gender and Art

  • Feminism and Identity
  • Intersectionality and art
  • Queer Theory and Gender Theories
  • Race and Ethnicity in Art practices.

 

ARTH 378 - Museum Studies

  • Diversity Museums and Heritage Studies,
  • ADA issues in Museums,
  • The Role Museums Play in performing Social Justice through visual display,
  • Critical Theory applied in Women's Studies,
  • Confederate Monuments,
  • Global Study through Museum representation,

 

ARTH 387 Methods of Research in Art History

  • Gender and Identity
  • Colonial legacies in Art History
  • New Art History and Pluralism
  • Critical Race and Art History
  • Semiotics and Difference