Five College Consortium

The Sixties

Subject Name: 

Art & the History of Art

Course Number: 
Amherst College

We will investigate a series of historical events (such as the Vietnam War, the Cuban missile crisis, Stonewall, the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy, and Martin Luther King) as well as the Civil Rights Movement, the rise of identity politics (Feminism, Black Power, the Brown Berets) and the counterculture. We will study the myriad art forms and their attendant ideologies invented during the decade (such as Pop, Op, Color Field, Minimalism, Land Art, Conceptual Art, Performance Art, Fluxus), as well as some crucial critics, dealers and art journals, in an effort to understand the ways in which artists rejected or appropriated, then transformed, certain themes and conceptual models of their time.

Requisite: One course in modern art or consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Spring semester. Professor Staller.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Course Sections

The Sixties
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Natasha Staller

T 01:00PM-03:30PM

FAYE 217