Course Details

ART233 Women, Art & Society

This course will provide a general introduction to the history of women’s involvement in the visual arts. Students will recognize women artists who have chosen to work professionally in painting, sculpture or related media and the cultural ideologies that have shaped their production and representation. Along with focusing on women as producers of art, students will investigate women as subject matter in hopes of becoming more aware of what is not represented because of such strong cultural beliefs at specific periods in history. The course will generally follow traditional Western Art historical trends from Medieval and Early Renaissance times to the 21st Century (also recognizing male counterparts along the way) in order to grasp the full picture of the evolution of women in the arts.

Credit Hours: 3