Why did 18th-century museums stuff and mount exotic and domestic animals? Why does the American Museum of Natural History still house dioramas of so-called native peoples hunting? How has the study and staging of nature transferred into various kinds of artistic expression? In this course we will examine the intertwining of art, science, and ecology in the United States from the 1700s to the present day. Objects of study will include museum dioramas, scientific models, artifacts and artworks collected during scientific expeditions, and the work of Walton Ford and Christy Rupp, contemporary artists whose work engages ecological issues. 3 hrs. lect.
- Fall 2014
- Munroe Hall 401(MNR 401)
- 2:50pm-4:05pm on Monday, Wednesday (Sep 8, 2014 to Dec 5, 2014)
- Ellery Foutch
- American Studies
- Program in American Studies
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- ART CW NOR
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