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

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed to explore how museums, galleries, and collectors acquire art and display art. We will read articles, 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, Egypt, Angkor Wat and Iraq. This is a first-year seminar course and meets the First-Year Seminar requirement of the GECC.