Master Class II: Art of the United States: Key Narratives
Professor Derrick Cartwright
This series of five lectures introduces the art history of the United States over a period of roughly 250 years, from the colonial period to the present, and is geared to non-specialists. It will survey both canonical figures and less well-known contributors. Additional attention will be paid to the ways in which traditional historical accounts of American art have elided or overlooked key narratives that today are viewed as essential to understanding this complex story. Each class will consist of both a lecture presentation and discussion. A reading list for further exploration will be offered for each session.
July 26: Faces and Places: Art of the Colonial Period and Early Republic
August 2: Eden and After: Hudson River School and the Art of the Civil War
August 9: From the Gilded Age to Modernism
August 14: Social Realism, Regionalism, and Abstract Expressionism
August 21: Pop and After
Instructor: Derrick Cartwright is Associate Professor of Art and Director of Galleries at the University of San Diego and the Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park. A perennial Osher favorite, he previously was a museum director in Giverny (France), at Dartmouth College, and at the San Diego and Seattle Museums of Art. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan.
Coordinator: Joy Urich
Course Number: OSHR-70135 Credit: 0 units