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Melanie N. Enderle
ART H 384
Seattle Campus

American Art

Achievements and issues in painting, architecture, sculpture, and other arts in the United States from the colonial era to the present.

Class description

This course will explore the major artists and movements of American Art from the Colonial period through WWI. Students will study portraiture, nineteenth-century landscape, American Impressionism, twentieth-century Realism, modernist abstraction, Harlem Renaissance, and Regionalism. This course will focus on issues of U.S. cultural politics, colonialism, gender and racial issues, and relationships between American and European art.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Course will be taught through lectures, discussions, readings, and assignments.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Melanie N. Enderle
Date: 12/17/2012