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African Art & Curation

ARTH 22001. This course will introduce by region the art and architecture of the African continent from the prehistoric to early modern periods. Representative groups will be explored in depth by considering the impact of historical, geopolitical and social development on traditional art forms/visual culture. Emphasis will be placed on ubiquitous themes such as rulership/social status, gender, performance/ritual, and belief systems. [AH, GE]
Requisites: ARTH-10100, ARTH-10200, AFST-10000 or HIST-23100 – Recommended prior to taking this course, but is not required.