ARH-3110 The Spiritual in Non-Western Art

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

This course will examine the rich cultural history of African, Native American, Oceanic and pre-Roman Celtic art. The course will underscore how traditional societies fully integrated art into everyday life and how they imbued it with powerful magical and mystical meanings. How western artists, collectors and museum officials have used and misused art from "Third World" countries will be carefully illustrated and considered throughout the semester.