A study of the art and architecture produced by ancient and historic Native American cultures in select regions of the United States and Northern Mexico. A portion of the course will also focus on Modern and Contemporary art created by Native artists from all regions of the United States and Canada. This course presents specific works of art, architecture and performance in the context of their creation and usage within the greater culture. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the visual arts in the construction and representation of Native American ethnic and gender identity and Euro-American conceptions of authenticity. Slide presentations, lectures and discussion. Prerequisite is one of the following: ARTH 100, one 200-level ARTH course, or consent of instructor.
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / Native North American Art and Architecture