ARH-3140 African Art

3 credits

Prerequisite: ARH 2010 and ARH-2060.

The art from the continent of Africa is one of the most varied in terms of culture, aesthetics, and techniques in the world. The course begins in the northern cultures of the Mediterranean and makes its way down across the Sahara to the West, Central, East, South, and then looks at art of the African Diaspora. In each region, we will examine art from ancient to contemporary, and discuss the changing cultural, political, and social climates. Students will look at sculptures, performance, architecture, adornment, and jewelry.