ARTH 2200 - Hot Mamas and Guerilla Girls; Women as Artists and Subjects in the Visual Arts
“Do Women Have to be Naked to get into the Met Museum?” The feminist performance group, Guerrilla Girls, posed this question in 1981 while noting that less than 5% of the artists in the Modern Art sections of the museum were women, while 85% of the nudes were female. Women have been making art for millennia, yet as noted by the Guerrilla Girls’ query, their contributions to cultural and intellectual traditions have been often overlooked by mainstream artworld institutions. This class examines the dilemmas and contributions of women working in the practice, theory, and criticism of the visual arts.
Notes: For all students except art majors, this course may be used as a substitute for the INST Creativity and Culture requirement.