This course will examine the accomplishments of a selection of women artists in the 20th century. We will begin by considering the women of the Parisian avant-garde in the early 1900s and their colleagues in Germany and Russia. Women were prime movers in both Dada and Surrealism, and our second lesson will also look at developments in North America. In the 1950s and 1960s, women played major roles in Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. Finally, we will explore how feminism and the Civil Rights Movement affected the role of women artists, primarily in the United States.
This course is available for credit or clock hours. Credit is available under ART 5418.