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Gender, Art and Society
September 1, 2015 - December 22, 2015
Have you realized that when you walk through a museum, most of the artists whose work you are viewing are men? Yet women have played a major role in shaping art past and present, both as artists, patrons and models. This course will introduce you to women artists, their achievements, and impact. It will also introduce you to the social and cultural reasons for the neglect of women in the visual arts and how that neglect is being remedied today. In addition, this course will introduce you to more general concepts involved in gender representation throughout history, developing a global perspective. Course work will involve online assignments and discussions as well as a final assignment.