2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

ART 106 Latin American Art

3 hours 

This survey explores Latin American art from a historical point of view, from the Aztec civilization to contemporary art. It analyzes the reception of Latin American art in the United States and its representation in cultural institutions as well as the growing presence of Latinos in the U.S. Topics include: The Aztec empire, Casta painting, 19th-century academic art, 20th-century modernism, the search for identity, Frida Kahlo and Surrealism, geometric abstraction, the Mexican Muralists, the diaspora and exile, political art under military dictatorships; and art and violence in Latin American art today.




This course satisfies the Flexible Core: Creative Expression area of the Gen Ed Program.