HA935 | Art Activism

Course Description

In this course students will analyze and contextualize the way that White western- male dominated heterocentric culture has led us to dismiss and remove certain peoples from art history and memory. Students will visit museums, galleries and other institutions to discuss and dissect art using their newly formed formal artistic language. We will use visual, contextual and comparative analysis to dissect and discuss artistic works within their historical context through the lens of BIPOC, Women and LGBTQIA+. The essential questions in this course include the following: How can we be more inclusive and diverse in our artistic spaces? How can we reimagine or re contextualize art history so that it includes the global contributions of POC and the disenfranchised? These essential questions will guide students to think critically about art and their institutions. As we investigate we will write research papers, give presentations, and record our experiences in a journal.
State ID#: 05152
Department: Visual and Performing Arts
Grade Level:10, 11, 12
Credits: 10.0
Alternate Credits: History and Social Science
Class Type: Elective
Pre/Co-Requisites: None

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Class of 2025 Gr. 11 Course Selection is Monday, February 26, 2024 through Sunday March 3rd