Course Descriptions & Syllabi

230 Latinx Art

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Professor Tatiana Flores

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Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies

Department of Art History

Catalogue Description:

Survey of art produced by Latinas and Latinos across the United StatesCatalogue description: Survey of art produced by Latinas and Latinos across the United Statesfrom the 1950s to the present.

Course Description:

Latinx Art refers to the artistic production of Latinas and Latinos in the diaspora. This course will examine the visual arts created by diaspora communities across the continental United States, from the second half of the twentieth century into the present. As this is an emerging field of inquiry within Art History, many of the readings will be drawn from cultural studies and literature, giving the course a strong interdisciplinary component.

The material follows a thematic structure driven by critical issues, specific communities, and artistic genres. It emphasizes themes pertaining to the immigrant experience, including identity formation, visibility, community, marginalization, and isolation. Race, gender, and sexuality are topics that are embedded over the entire semester and also treated within discrete units. The course addresses communities with a multigenerational presence in this country, such as Mexican-Americans, Central Americans, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and Haitians, as well as newer arrivals. It treats works of art in multiple media, from painting and sculpture to installation, performance, and social practice.

No prior coursework in Art History or Latino Studies is required. Lectures by at least one visual artist and a field trip to an exhibition will be planned.

Learning Goals:

Core Curriculum Goals:  This course has been certified to meet core curriculum goal CCD-1 / Diversities and Social Inequalities: Analyze the degree to which forms of human differences and stratifications among social groups shape individual and group experiences of, and perspectives on, contemporary issues. Such differences and stratifications may include race, language, religion, ethnicity, country of origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, economic status, abilities, or other social distinctions and their intersections.

Departmental Goals:

The departmental learning goals for Art History are listed here: :https://arthistory.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate-welcome/prospective-students-2

This course contributes to the fulfillment of the following Art History goals::Students who major in Art History will develop the ability to construct historical and theoretical arguments that demonstrate an awareness of the relevant critical terms and interpretive methods of the discipline of art history.

The departmental learning goals for Latino and Caribbean Studies are listed here::https://latcar.rutgers.edu/academics/undergraduate/learning-goals

Course Goals: 

1. Students will be introduced to the complexities around the terms “Latino,” “Latinx,” and“Latin American.”

2. Students will gain awareness of the particularities between different communities ofLatinos in the United States.

3. Students will identify the social, political, and historical contexts impacting U.S. Latinxart production.

4. Students will be able to discuss how the major concerns animating Latinx artists aremanifested in visual form.

5. Students will appreciate how cultural difference and social inequality contribute to themarginalization of artists of color in Art History, the art world, and society at large.

 

SYLLABUS

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Susan Sidlauskas, Chairperson

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Tamara Sears, Graduate Program Director

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