Art and Social Activism

ART HIS 850.77

Explore art as social activism, from 19th century pioneers such as Goya and Daumier to the present #MeToo and Black Lives Matter-inspired art.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $395.00
As few as 8 weeks
2.4

What you can learn.

  • Discover the commonalities and divergences between these two forms of creative social practice
  • Learn the role of artists in movements ranging from anti-establishment and anti-war, to environmentalist and gender equality
  • Review work across a variety of media, including drawing and painting, photography and video, and installation and performance art

About this course:

This course explores art as social activism and social activism as art. What are the commonalities and divergences between these two forms of creative social practice? The class will take a wide historical perspective, from 19th century pioneers such as Goya and Daumier, through early modernist revolutionary movements, to postmodern identity politics and Culture Wars, to the present #MeToo and Black Lives Matter-inspired art. Media surveyed includes drawing and painting, photography and video, and installation and performance art. An optional studio component will encourage students to create and share their own social-activist art.

Spring 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens February 01, 2021 12:00:00 AM)
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Saturday 11:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Dahn Hiuni
379317
Fee:
$395.00
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Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 09, 2021
Schedule
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Sat Apr 3, 2021
11:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat Apr 10, 2021
11:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat Apr 17, 2021
11:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat Apr 24, 2021
11:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat May 1, 2021
11:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat May 8, 2021
11:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat May 15, 2021
11:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online
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Sat May 22, 2021
11:00AM PT - 1:00PM PT
Online

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