Middlebury

HARC0243A-F21

Art and Protest

Art and Protest
Can art serve as a means for resistance and political change? Can art only call attention to social inequalities or can it initiate systemic change? What is the difference between propaganda and activism? In this course, we will examine these questions through close analysis of works dating from the French Revolution to the contemporary moment. We will consider a range of strategies across diverse geographies. We will also examine curatorial strategies to critique the cultural assumptions of museums and recent efforts to boycott museums’ financial ties and political complicities. This course is held in conjunction with the Middlebury College Museum of Art and students will have the opportunity to work closely with the current exhibition. 3 hrs. lect.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
92906
Subject Code:
HARC
Course Number:
0243
Section Identifier:
A

Course

HARC 0243

All Sections in Fall 2021

Fall 2021

HARC0243A-F21 Lecture (Rogers)