HAA 198G - Global Art: Comparative Approaches in Art History & Ethnography





Suzanne Blier

Mondays, 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm

The course explores art in global context, among those traditions in Africa, Oceania, and Native America, fields shared by both art history and anthropology. How does each discipline address local perspectives on art? Readings will be drawn from historical and more recent study. Issues addressed will be: approaches to field analysis, comparative perspectives, the role of history, artists, art markets, museums. Students will gain an understanding of the global art forms under consideration, and different disciplinary approaches, as well as questions important to the understanding of visual engagement.