ARTS/125 Pop Culture and the Arts

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ARTS/125 SHIFTING VIEW OF AMERICA
ARTS/125 SHIFTING VIEW OF AMERICA

ART/125 What image of America was communicated by the innovations and buildings presented at the 1883 Chicago's World Fair?

ARTS/125 Week 1

 

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Shifting Views of America: From the Gilded Age to the Ashcan School

Shifting Views of America Assignment Options

Resources: Review your Week 1 readings and videos.
For your Week 1 Assignment, choose one of the options listed below.

 

Option A

Includes Paper #1:  775 words

Includes Paper# 2:  1,540 words

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on how art reflects the society in which it was made that responds to the following:

  • What image of America was communicated by the innovations and buildings presented at the 1883 Chicago's World Fair? How was this image communicated?
  • How and why was the art produced by the Ashcan School different from that of the Gilded Age? To what changes in social history were artists reacting?
  • How is art a reflection of society? Explain with at least two examples to illustrate the relationship between art and society. These two examples may be from the text or of your own selection. Discuss the subject or theme of your selected works.

Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

Option B

Includes: PowerPoint Presentation with Timeline

Create a timeline of 7-12 milestones in art and architecture that illustrate the transition from the Gilded Age to the era of the Ashcan artists. Each work selected for your milestones must be accompanied by a 90- to 175-word description addressing the following:
    • How is your milestone reflective of society of the late 19th century?
    • How is your selected work representative of either the Gilded Age, or the early  

       modernist era as embodied by the Ashcan School?
    • What is the subject or theme of your selected work? How is this theme representative

       of American society?
You may submit your timeline in a Word document, PowerPoint or use another tool such as Timetoast or Timeline JS.
Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

ARTS/125 Week 1 Discussion Question

Chicago World's Fair Video Reflection

Watch "Chicago World's Fair," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.
The Gilded Age atmosphere of art and architecture of the 1883 Chicago's World Fair stands in contrast to the art of the early American modernists, such as the Ashcan School.
Describe the difference between the Gilded Age and that of the Ashcan School. How are they different? How was the art of the Gilded Age reflective of the culture at the time?
Discuss and respond to your peers.

 

ARTS/125 Week 1 Discussion Question

Watch "The Rise of Labor," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.
How is the art discussed in Ch. 5 a reflection of the times as portrayed in this video? How is the divide in cultural values reflected in art portraying workers and owners? 
Discuss and respond to your peers

 

ARTS/125 Week 1 Discussion Question

John Sloan Video Reflection
Watch "John Sloan," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.
John Sloan was one the preeminent members of the Ashcan School. Who were the others? Find one art work from a member of the Ashcan School to discuss. What is the subject? How was the art of the Ashcan School reflective of the culture at the time?
Discuss and respond to your peers.

 

 

 


ARTS/125 VISIONS OF AMERICA

Imagine you are a curator organizing an exhibition on the art discussed in your Week 2 readings.
Choose three to four of the following artists for an exhibition centered on the organizing theme, Trends

ARTS/125 Week 2

Visions of America

 

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Visions of America Assignment Options

Resources: Review your Week 2 readings and videos.
For your Week 2 Assignment, choose one of the options listed below.

Includes Option C
Imagine you are a curator organizing an exhibition on the art discussed in your Week 2 readings.
Choose three to four of the following artists for an exhibition centered on the organizing theme, Trends in
Early Twentieth Century American Art:

  • Alfred Stieglitz
  • Arthur Dove
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Marcel Duchamp
  • Marsden Hartley
  • Romaine Brooks
  • Ansel Adams
  • Imogen Cunningham
  • Diego Rivera
  • Edward Weston
  • Tina Modotti

Select at least six to eight artworks total for your exhibition.

Write a 175- to 250-word label for each of your selected artworks. You may submit your overview as a Microsoft Word document with images, or using a presentation tool, such as PowerPoint® or Prezi.
Cite your images according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Format your overview according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

ARTS/125 Week 2 Discussion Question

Hughes' Dream Harlem Video Reflection

Watch the "Hughes' Dream Harlem" video, located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.
What historical developments led to the Harlem Renaissance? How do the artifacts we have of the Harlem Renaissance reflect the era in which they were made? How are they relevant to us today?
Discuss and respond to your peers throughout the week.

 

 

SOC/110 WEEK 3 PLANNING A PLAYGROUND

ARTS/125 Week 3

 

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American Art Before and After World War II

Resources: Review your Week 3 readings and videos.
For your Week 3 Assignment, choose one of the options listed below.

Includes Option A
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on American art before and after World War II.
Include an examination of the artwork of three artists total. Select two artists who worked during the Great Depression and one Abstract Expressionist artist. Include discussion of the following in your paper:

  • At least one example of art from each artist with a description of the subject and style of the work.
  • An examination of the purpose of artwork created during the Great Depression. Were your examples used as tools for social reform? What other types of messaging was present in works from the 1930s?
  • A description of how Abstract Expressionism emerged in post-World War II America and how it differed from the art work of the 1930s.
  • A description of the style of your Abstract Expressionist artist and why he or she was interested in this style of abstraction; was there a "meaning" to their work?

Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

 

ARTS/125 Week 3 Discussion Question #1

Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers Video Reflection

Watch "Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.
What is the legacy of the photographers discussed in the video?
Do you consider their works propaganda? Why or why not?
Discuss and respond to your peers.  

 

ARTS/125 Week 3 Discussion Question #2

Jackson Pollock Video Reflection

Watch "Jackson Pollock," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.
Jackson Pollock's work changed dramatically from his work as a part of the Works Progress Administration to his work as an Abstract Expressionist. How did this change develop? 
Discuss and respond to your peers

 

ARTS/125 Week 3 Discussion Question #3

Charles Sheeler Video Reflection

Watch "Charles Sheeler," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.
What subjects were the occupation of Precisionist painters, such as Charles Sheeler? What ideas did Precisionist artists, such as Sheeler and Charles Demuth bring to their subject matter?
Discuss and respond to your peers.  

 

ARTS/125 Week 3 Discussion Question #4

Diego Rivera—Revolutionary With A Paintbox Video Reflection

Watch "Diego Rivera--Revolutionary With A Paintbox," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page. View from approximately minute 43 to minute 49 on the Detroit Murals.
How did Diego Rivera's depictions of industry differ from those painted by Precisionist artists?
Discuss and respond to your peers.  

 


ARTS/125 Week 4

 

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Art of the 1950s and the 1960s Presentation

Resources: Review your Week 4 readings and videos.
Choose one of the following themes for a presentation on your Week 4 content:

     • Changing Times: Proto-Pop and The Beats (must include either Robert

        Rauschenberg or Jasper Johns)
    • Andy Warhol and Pop Art (focus on Warhol OR Warhol and other Pop artists)
    • Protest Art (You may choose to focus on Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, or both)

Create a 10- to 12-sllde presentation (including a title and reference slide) on your selected theme that includes the following:

  • 100- to 250-word speaker notes for each of your content slides that summarize the main points listed on the slide (you will have a minimum of 8 to 10 content slides which excludes the title and reference slides).
  • A description and analysis of four to six artworks related to your selected theme (include an image of each artwork).
  • A description of the subject of each artwork; what was the subject depicted by the artist?
  • An examination of how this type of art developed; why did artists choose these subjects? To what social or cultural events were artists responding?
  • A description of the materials, media, or techniques used by the artists; why did the artist use these materials or techniques? What is the overall effect of the artwork?

You my use Microsoft PowerPoint or another presentation tool.

Consider recording your presentation with audio as if you were delivering it to a live audience.
Format your references according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

ARTS/125 Week 4 Discussion Question #1

The Principle of Selection Video Reflection

Watch "The Principle of Selection," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.
How would you describe the work of Robert Rauschenberg? How is it different from what had come before? Why did Rauschenberg create his art with this approach?
Discuss and respond to your peers.  

 

ARTS/125 Week 4 Discussion Question #2

Andy Warhol, Part 1 Video Reflection

Watch "Andy Warhol, Part 1," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.
What are some of the themes present in the work of Andy Warhol? What do you think his subjects communicate? Would you describe his subjects as uniquely American? Explain your answer.
Discuss and respond to your peers.  

 

ARTS/125 Week 4 Discussion Question #3

James Rosenquist: Reimagining the Billboard

Watch "James Rosenquist: Reimagining the Billboard," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page. 
Discuss and respond to your peers.  

 

 

 

 

ARTS/125 Week 5

 

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The Relationship of Art and Society

Resources: Review your Week 5 readings and videos.
Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper, discussing the role of art in America since the Gilded Age. Include discussion of the following:

  • Beginning with the Gilded Age, how has art been a reflection of society? Describe and examine at least three examples you have encountered or examined in this course to support your conclusions.
  • How art, in the context of the social justice movements of the 20th century, challenged and shaped American society.
  • The role of diversity in the development of the arts and how it changed throughout the last century in the United States.
  • Your opinion on the role of art today; how does it continue to remain relevant to our lives? How could it change or develop to become more relevant to our lives?

Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

 

ARTS/125 Week 5 Discussion Question #1

Thelma Golden—How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change

Watch "Thelma Golden--How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.

Discuss and respond to your peers

 

ARTS/125 Week 5 Discussion Question #2

Latin American Artists
Watch "Latin American Artists: Puerto Rico and Cuba, Part 2," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.
Discuss and respond to your peers.  

 

ARTS/125 Week 5 Discussion Question #3

Vietnam Memorial

Watch "Vietnam Memorial," located on this week's Electronic Reserve Readings page.
Discuss and respond to your peers.