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SpTp: Women Artists

In recent decades, growing scholarly attention has been brought to the previously neglected productions of female artists. This lecture course examines the variety of approaches that art historians have taken in studying art made by women in the modern and contemporary periods. We will be concerned both with the historical analysis of the visual productions of particular female artists and with an exploration of how feminist theories, practices, and political commitments have affected, and can continue to change, the discursive and institutional construction of the history-or histories-of art and visual culture. ART 200 recommended but not required.