Anthropology | Framing Art: Nationalism & Art in North America
A208 | 8913 | Dillard


This course will address the complex relationship between art and
nationalism within North America.  Using anthropological literature
and case studies, we will discuss how art has been used to create
national boundaries or to cross them, how the pursuit of nationalism
has shaped the production and flow of art from one group to another,
and finally how the concept of one term can frame the conversation of
the other.  The first half of the class will deal with the historical,
political and economical aspects of nation and art and the last half
will focus on different artistic forms that played a role in forming
North American conceptions of the nation.