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  1. 1. 1 Art History Fall 2010 Department of Art & Art History University of New Mexico Last updated May 20, 2010 If you have difficulty registering for a course due to Banner error, such as not recognizing your prerequisites, or the course requires permission of instructor, please e mail the instructor. All Art History Courses Have a $48.00 Fee. ART H 101 Introduction to Art Sec 004 CRN 39254 Fricke MWF 1:00-1:50 WOOD 101 Sec 005 CRN 39269 S. Klein MWF 10:00-10:50 CTRART 2018 Sec 006 CRN 39270 Dehring TR 5:30-6:45 pm CTRART 1020 Sec 032 CRN 39271 Botts TR 5:30-8:00 pm KAFB** Sec 091 CRN 39272 Meredith MW 5:30-8:00 pm KAFB*** A beginning course in the fundamental concepts of the visual arts; the language of form and the media of artistic expression. Readings and slide lectures supplemented by museum exhibition attendance. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts. **2nd half term: Oct. 18 - Dec. 18, 2010. ***1st half term: Aug. 23 – Oct. 16, 2010. ARTH 201 History of Art I Sec 004 CRN 39273 Mazulis TR 11:00-12:15 CTRART 2018 Sec 005 CRN 39274 Ortega MW 5:30-6:45 pm CTRART 1020 Thiscourse is the first half of a survey of Art History. We will cover a vast amount of material beginning in the Ancient Near East, continuing through Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome. The second half of the semester will explore the Art of the Middle Ages including the rise of the Byzantine and Islamic Empires. Although the course will follow a chronologicalframework, attention willbe given to the specific themesof images of kingship/ rulership; the devotional image; text and image; and architecture. Course requirements will include several short written assignments based on the readings, two exams, and a final paper. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts. ART H 250 Modern Art Sec 002 CRN 39275 Wild MWF 9:00-9:50 CTRART 2018 This is a survey of the visual arts and avant-garde movements in Europe, Latin America, and the United States from Neoclassicism and Romanticism through Surrealism, Mexican Muralism, and Magical Realism to Contemporary Art. ART H 251 Artistic Traditions of the Southwest Sec 002 CRN 39276 Fry MW 12:30-1:50 CTRART 1020 Interrelationships of Native American, Hispanic and Anglo cultures from prehistoric times to the present, emphasizing the major forms of expression — pottery, textiles, jewelry, architecture, painting and photography. Slide lectures supplemented by museum exhibits. ARTH 252 Contemporary Art and New Media Sec 002 CRN 39277 Zuromskis W 9:30-12:15 CTRART 1020 This course surveys the roots and evolution of what is now regarded as New Media and Contemporary Art, those pioneering new forms and technologies that often blur the boundaries between art, science, and technology. ART H 322 High Medieval Art, 1000-1200 C.E. Sec 002 CRN 39278 Andrews MW 11:00-12:15 CTRART 1019 Survey of the visual cultures (architecture, luxury objects, book illumination and illustration) of the Medieval World, including northern and Mediterranean Europe and the Islamic World, from 1000 to 1200 C.E. ART H 402 Native American Art I Sec 001 CRN 39279 Fry TR 12:30-1:45 CTRART 1020 Offered with ARTH 502.001. XL with ANTH 401/ 501. Prehistoric and historic art forms of the Plains, Southwest, and Western regions of North America.
  2. 2. 2 ART H 411 Pre-Columbian Art: Mesoamerica Sec 002 CRN 39280 Jackson MW 9:30-10:45 CTRART 1019 Offered with ARTH 511.001. This course is an introduction to the major artistic traditions of ancient Mesoamerica and the issues that surround their discovery and interpretation. Students will learn to recognize specific artworks produced by Aztec, Maya, Olmec and others. No pre-requisites required. ART H 420 History of Graphic Arts I Sec 002 CRN 39281 Anderson-Riedel TR 2:00-3:15 CTRART 1019 Offered with ARTH 520.001. Printmaking, printing and book illustration from Dürer to Goya. ART H 427 Contemporary Photography Sec 002 CRN 39282 Zuromskis TR 3:30-4:45 CTRART 1020 Offered with ARTH 527.001. An in-depth studyof recent photographic visual culture, from approximately 1980 to the present. Emphasis on how images are deployed and understood as efforts to explore artistic, cultural, political, social, and theoretical issues. ART H 429 T opics: T he Latino Visual & Literary Imaginaries Sec 009 CRN 38946 Barnet-Sánchez W 1:00-3:45 CTRART 1018 Offered with ARTH 529.009. ART H 429 T opics: 18th Century European Art Sec 010 CRN 39283 Anderson-Riedel TR 11:00-12:15 CTRART 1019 Offered with ARTH 529.001. The course examines the artistic development in France and Europe from 1715 to 1800, that is, the death of Louis XIV to the end of the French Revolution and the beginning of Napoleon’s reign. We will discuss the major art movements of Rococo and Neoclassicism in the context of intellectual, cultural, and political developments such as the Enlightenment, the Grand Tour to Italy, and society’s new republican ideals for the organization of the state. Our discussions will also investigate the emergence of art criticism and the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution as it directed artistic production. ART H 429 T opics: Arts of New Spain During the Hapsburg Period: 1521-1700 Sec 011 CRN 39284 Hernández-Durán MW 2:00-3:15 CTRART 1019 Offered with ARTH 529.002. This course concentrates more closely on colonial art production in New Spain during the first two centuries of the Ibero- American colonial period, i.e., 1521– 1700, during which time the Spanish throne was occupied by the Austrian Hapsburg dynasty. We will begin by examining issues revolving around urban planning and architectural construction in Mexico City following the conquest. We will continue by studying 16th-century manuscript and map production, early missionary culture (i.e., mendicant order iconographies, architecture, murals, and altarpieces), the foundation of the viceregal system, the coeval establishment of the trans-Pacific trade, and the gradual emergence of a creole social class and the caste structure that characterizes Novohispanic society throughout the 17th century and into the 18th. Painting and print production will constitute the main body of material discussed during the majority of the term with some exceptions. Course requirements will include: a midterm exam, two short paper assign-ments, and a comprehensive final exam. ARTH 429 T opics in Pre-Columbian Art: Narrative in Ancient American Art Sec 012 CRN 39286 Jackson MW 2:00-3:15 CTRART 1020 Offered with ARTH 529.003. In the Ancient Americas, complex narrative appeared in both portable and monumental arts, and in various media and diverse contexts. This course examines definitions of narrative, notation and visual literacy to address pictorial imagery from Mixtec, Teotihuacan, Moche, and other cultures. ART H 429 Seminar: Hypospace: Japanese Modern Architecture Sec 013 CRN 39287 Mead R 4:00-6:30 PEARL P139 Offered with ARTH 582.004 and ARCH 462/ 562. This seminar will investigate the symbiosis between Western modernity and Japanese conceptions of space that followed on the destruction of Hiroshima by an atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. ART H 429 Seminar: Indigenous Architecture Sec 014 CRN 39288 Bastéa /Jojola M 5:30-8:00 pm PEARL P101 Offered with ARTH 582.006, ARCH 462/ 562 and CRP 473/ 573. Contemporary Indigenous Architecture is a new interdisciplinary course in the School of Architecture and Planning to be taught in the Fall, 2010. The course will be co-taught by Professors Theodore (Ted) Jojola (Community & Regional Planning) and Eleni Bastéa (Architecture). The course will examine new works of indigenous architecture (1975 and later) by inviting prominent practitioners to guest lecture and by visiting examples of contemporary works in the region. The course will also review the significance of vernacular architecture in a contemporary context as an adaptive and transformative medium for cultural form and function. ART H 472 American Art: 1675-1875 Sec 002 CRN 39289 Buick TR 3:30-4:45 CTRART 1019 Offered with ARTH 572.001. This survey will introduce major themes in the art and culture of what became the United States between 1670 and 1875. We will examine painting, sculpture, photography, some craft and architecture, with two purposes in mind: first, to trace the rise and development of systems for art making and dissemination; and second, to understand the deep cultural concerns that found expression through art. We will explore the formation and expansion of private collections, academies, art unions, museums, artist societies, and government patronage of the arts. We will chart the influence of and relationship to art movements and institutions not only in Europe, but within the French and Spanish colonies as well and how these relationships were perceived to facilitate or impede the development of a uniquely “American” art. Concurrently, we will consider how various issues found expression and were debated, resolved, or blown apart in the art: immigration (English and Irish; Colonial and post-Revolutionary), regional and
  3. 3. 3 ethnic differences, Native Americans, westward expansion, slavery, the rise of abolitionist societies, evolutionary theories, Transcendentalism, gender, race, and the ever elusive (and fictive) “National Character.” ART H 486 Practicum: Museum Methods Sec 001 CRN 28831 K. Klein ARRANGED ARR Offered with ARTH 586.001. XL with MSST 486/ 586 and ANTH 486. Practicum in museum methods and management. Prerequisite: ARTH 407 or ANTH 402. Restriction: Permission of Instructor. ARTH 487 T opics: Arts-in-Medicine Sec 001 CRN 39290 Repar R 5:15-8:15 pm CTRART 1111 Offered with ARTH 587.001. XL with MUS/ DANC/ THEA/ MA 487/ 587. Arts-in-Medicine I is the first in a series of service-learning courses exploring connections between creative experience and the healing process and how the two have come together in the emerging field of Arts-in-Medicine. The course is designed for healthcare professionals, community members, educators, musicians, dancers, actors, artists, and students from a variety of disciplines who are interested in exploring the transformative power of the creative process as it relates to their own physical and mental health as well as to the health of others. Topic areas include aspects of: communication/ conflict resolution; ethics/ professionalism; energy awareness; physiology/ pain; social issues around health and illness, healthcare systems, death, and dying; expressive art therapies. Learning formats include presentations by guest artists and scientists, creative reflection and art-making, service-learning opportunities, and independent research projects. Course participants will interact with the clinicalprogram (currently based in UNM Hospitals, Psychiatric Center, Cancer Research and Treatment Center), in which artists-in-medicine aim to facilitate healing in its broadest sense for patients, their families, and medical professionals by offering a renewed sense of possibility via the creative encounter. While relieving pain and stress the artists also hope to expand awareness and stimulate dialog in the community regarding the nature of health and healthcare, illness, death and dying. Bridging academia and community, art and medicine, the program includes community artists, UNM College of Fine Arts, College of Nursing, and School of Medicine faculty and students, UNM Hospitals and community healthcare professionals, patients, and volunteers. Please see http:/ / curriculum/ index.htm for details of the Spring 2009 Arts-in-Medicine course which will be similar for the course in Fall of 2010. ART H 488 T he Arts of Mexico: 1810-1945 Sec 002 CRN 39291 Avila TR 11:00-12:15 CTRART 1020 Offered with ARTH 588.001. All movements, themes, mediums, institutions and individual artists who were influential in the formation of modern Mexico’s complex artistic identity between its War of Independence and the end of World War II. ART H 491 Late 20t h-Early 21s t CenturyArt: 1980 to the Present Sec 002 CRN 39292 Lumpkin TR 9:30-10:45 CTRART 1020 Offered with ARTH 591.001. This slide lecture class introduces students to the artists who emerged and rose to prominence on the international art scene from 1980 to the present. The course proceeds chronologically and features over 50 artists. Among the artists featured are Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Peter Halley, David Reed, Mike Kelley, Charles Ray, Robert Gober, Katharina Fritsch, Rachel Whiteread, Lari Pittman, Jessica Stockholder, Matthew Barney, Nancy Rubins, Kara Walker, Lisa Yuskavage, Andreas Gursky, Fred Tomaselli, Gary Hume, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Elizabeth Peyton, Luc Tuymans, Takashi Murakami, Olafur Eliasson, Franz West, Sarah Morris, Peter Doig, Paul Morrison, Tom Friedman, Tara Donovan, Andrea Zittel, Pipolotti Rist, Cai Guo-Qiang, Josiah McElheny, Rebecca Warren, Nathan Mabry, Michael Reafsnyder, Venkse & Spanle, and others. Assigned readings consist primarily of catalogue essays and critical reviews compiled by the professor. Students are expected to demonstrate familiarity with artworks and related discourse in 3 exams and one paper. ART H 500 Philosophy & Methods of Art History Sec 002 CRN 39294 Craven R 2:00-4:45 CTRART 1018 A seminar for graduate students in art history stressing the history of the discipline and the methodology of research. Open to graduate students in art history. ART H 502 Native American Art I Sec 001 CRN 10174 Please see description of ARTH 402.001. ART H 511 Pre-Columbian Art: Mesoamerica Sec 001 CRN 34225 Please see description of ARTH 411.002. ART H 520 History of Graphic Arts I Sec 001 CRN 37043 Please see description of ARTH 420.002. ART H 527 Contemporary Photography Sec 002 CRN 39295 Please see description of ARTH 427.002. ART H 529 T opics: 18th Century European Art Sec 001 CRN 37038 Please see description of ARTH 429.010. ART H 529 T opics: Arts of New Spain During the Hapsburg Period: 1521-1700 Sec 002 CRN 37548 Please see description of ARTH 429.011.
  4. 4. 4 ARTH 529 T opics in Pre-Columbian Art: Narrative in Ancient American Art Sec 005 CRN 39296 Please see description of ARTH 429.012. ART H 529 T opics: 21s t Century Art: Contemporary T heories of Color Sec 006 CRN 39297 Lumpkin T 2:00-4:45 CTRART 1018 This seminar provides an in-depth look at contemporary uses and theories of color set against the backdrop of the history of philosophical discourse on color since antiquity. Discourse on color all but disappeared in the 1960s, despite the fact that traditional conceptualizations of color had been central to discussions of the ethical aspects of art in the West since the mid-16th century. Not until the late 1990s was color restored to art discourse. This course examines the ways in which important late 20th -century artists often adhered to conventional allegories of color, while 21st -century artists are reallegorizing color in unconventional ways. Class presentations focus on close analysis of select works of art. Reading assignments accompany each class. Students are expected to participate in all class discussions, lead one class discussion, and produce one paper or art project. ART H 529 T opics: T he Latino Visual & Literary Imaginaries Sec 009 CRN 38947 Please see description of ARTH 429.009. ART H 572 American Art: 1675-1875 Sec 001 CRN 37045 Please see description of ARTH 472.002. ART H 580 Seminar: Colonial Art Historiography Sec 001 CRN 37044 Hernández-Durán W 10:00-12:45 CTRART 1018 This graduate seminar, ideal for any students of Latin American art history but especially students interested in the colonial period, will tackle the problem of the lack of a significant historiography of Ibero-American colonial art history. Students in the class will review the few extant publications dealing with the subject and then, through close discussion of readings and problems, they will produce a series of historiographic essays that will be edited and submitted in anthology form for possible publication. As such, the seminar will be approached more as a workshop with the aim of generating a comprehensive publishable review of primary historiographic sources. Seminar requirements will include: Spanish reading knowledge, substantial student directed discussions of readings, and two or three essays per student (depending on the number of students enrolled). Restriction: Permission of instructor. ART H 581 Seminar: Picturing Empire: Representing Colonial Subjects in the 18th Century Sec 002 CRN 39300 Buick T 11:00-1:45 CTRART 1018 This seminar will explore the production, circulation, and function of portraiture within a larger system of representational strategies, such as map making and landscape; extraction (of raw materials that were then transformed into commodities; of those complicated and corrupting elements in the construction of English “purity”) and consumption (the remaking of Englishness as objects that can be purchased and disseminated); slavery and the slave trade and abolitionism; and natural history (both flora and fauna—i.e. animals and “Indians”), during Britain’s 18th century. In the creation of a visual culture of colonialism, we will examine how systems of knowledge worked in conjunction to construct and reaffirm a mythic and fictional idea of English "purity." We will challenge the very idea of “hybridity” and in its stead labor to theorize the mechanism of “accommodation” to local traditions and realities in order to achieve “incorporation”/ embodiment. As Jennifer DeVere Brody writes, “the very concept of hybridity presupposes pure forms that can be mixed, and the reproduction of purity requires the erasure of hybridity.” We will look at English visual culture and the visual culture of its colonies in the West Indies, North America, and India, but not as individual and separate phenomena, rather as relational instruments of power that helped to create and sustain Empire as a moral and natural entity. Required texts: Beth Fowkes Tobin, Picturing Imperial Power: Colonial Subjects in 18th -Century British Painting. Duke: 1999. ISBN-10: 0822323389; P.J. Marshall, The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783. Oxford: 2007. ISBN-10: 0199226660; Shearer West, Portraiture. Oxford: 2004. ISBN-10: 0192842587; Raj Patel, The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy. Picador: 2010. ISBN-10: 031242924X. Restriction: Permission of instructor. ART H 582 Seminar: Hypospace: Japanese Modern Architecture Sec 005 CRN 39302 Please see description of ARTH 429.013. ART H 582 Seminar: Indigenous Architecture Sec 006 CRN 38465 Please see description of ARTH 429.014. ART H 586 Practicum: Museum Methods Sec 001 CRN 37421 Please see description of ARTH 486.001. ARTH 587 T opics: Arts-in-Medicine Sec 001 CRN 39303 Please see description of ARTH 487.001. ART H 588 T he Arts of Mexico: 1810-1945 Sec 001 CRN 37046 Please see description of ARTH 488.002. ART H 591 Late 20t h-Early 21s t CenturyArt: 1980 to the Present Sec 002 CRN 39304 Please see description of ARTH 491.002.
  5. 5. 5 Instructor section numbers for Problems, Tutorials, Thesis, Final Project, Dissertation: .006 Anderson-Riedel .007 Andrews .009 Barnet-Sanchez .017 Buick .022 Craven .029 Fry .037 Hernández-Durán .063 Mead .082 Szabo .095 Zuromski Art History Instructors for Fall 2010 semester: Anderson-Riedel,Susanne,Assistant Prof Andrews,Justine,Assistant Professor Avila, Theresa,Teaching Assistant Barnet-Sánchez,Associate Professor *Bastéa, Eleni (Professor,ARCH) Botts, Carroll,Adjunct Lecturer III Buick, Kirsten,Associate Professor Craven,David,Distinguished Professor Dehring,Lissa,Teaching Assistant Fricke, Suzanne,Adjunct Lecturer III Fry,Aaron,Instructor Hernández-Durán,Ray,Assistant Prof Jackson,Margaret,Assistant Professor *Jojola, Theodore (Regents Professor,CRP) *Klein, Kathryn (Curator 3,MAXWELL) Klein, Shana, Teaching Assistant Lumpkin, Libby,Professor Mazulis, Vida, Teaching Assistant Mead, Christopher,Professor Meredith, Ruth,Adjunct Lecturer III Ortega,Emmanuel,Teaching Assistant *Repar, Patricia (Asst Professor,MUS,and Asst Professor,Internal Medicine) Wild, Johanna,Teaching Assistant Zuromskis,Catherine,Assistant Professor * Instructors fromother UNMdepartments On sabbatical Fall 2010: Joyce Szabo, Regents Professor, Art History Abbreviations ANTH – Anthropology ARCH – Architecture & Planning ARR, arr – Arranged ART – Art Building ARTE – Art Education ARTH – Art History ARTS – Art Studio BIOL - Biology CERIA – Center for Environmental Research,Informatics & Arts CRN – Call Number CRP – Community and Regional Planning CS – Computer Science CTRART – Center for the Arts Building DANC – Dance ESCP – Engineering and Science Computer Pod F – Friday IFDM – (Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media) old Architecture Building,2412 Central (SWcorner of Central and Stanford) HPC (CACR) – High Performance Computing Center (Center Department of Art & Art History David Craven, Chair Kathleen Jesse, Associate Chair Justine Andrews, Graduate Director Kat Heatherington, Graduate Advisor Darrell Collins, Undergraduate Advisor Nancy Treviso, Department Administrator Angelina Skonieczka, Administrative Assistant Theresa Lujan, Accountant Art Studio Lab Managers: Oscar Caraveo, Ceramics Lab Brian Kimura, Electronic Arts Lab Michelle Evans, Photography Lab Brooke Steiger, Printmaking Lab Chris Reisz, Sculpture/3D Lab Department of Art and Art History MSC 04 2560 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque NM 87131-0001
  6. 6. 6 505-277-5861 505-277-5955 fax Administrative Offices Art Building, Room 204 (west of Center for the Arts/Popejoy Hall, north of Yale Blvd and Central Avenue)