AHS-1030 FYS: The Spoils of War: Art, War, and Ethics

3 credits

Prerequisite: Open to freshmen only.

This course is designed to explore how museums, galleries, and collectors acquire and display art. We will read articles and case law that deal with these issues of collecting and display. We will explore the question of how, if at all, do the means of acquiring art works impact their exhibition. Reading subjects will range from Napoleon, World War II, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, King Leopold and the Congo, Nigeria, Eqypt, Angkor Wat, and Iraq. Meets First-Year Seminar course requirement of the GECC.