Spring 2015

American Art and Architecture, 1600 to Present

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-137

Formerly listed as: FIAR-37  |  FIAR-54


Carol C. Clark (Section 01)


Through the study of form, content, and context (and the relationship among these categories) of selected works of painting, architecture, and sculpture made in colonial America and the United States from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, this course will probe changing American social and cultural values embodied in art. We will study individual artists as well as thematic issues, with particular attention to the production and reception of art in a developing nation, the transformation of European architectural styles into a new environment, the construction of race in ante- and post-bellum America, and the identification of an abstract style of art with the political ascendance of the United States after World War II.  Introductory level.

Limited to 35 students. Spring semester.  Professor Clark.

If Overenrolled: Priority to Art and the History of Art and American Studies majors, then seniors. If necessary, equal numbers of students in other class years are selected randomly.


Fine Arts for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015