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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
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ART 400-01 - Seminar in Art History (Spring)

4 credits (Spring)
Avant-Garde Exhibition, or: Before the Imaginary “White Cube”. Brian O’Doherty memorably pilloried the modernist exhibition space for its purported decontextualization of art and simultaneous disembodiment of the spectator in the so-called “White Cube” (1976), yet closer attention to pivotal twentieth-century exhibitions reveals far more complex and relational environments. The seminar will address seminal Euro-American examples in order to explore the curatorial role in the creation of modern art and the perplexing persistence of the twin myths of autonomy and the White Cube.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing in art history concentration.
Instructor: Anger