Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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ART336 Art in Lebanon since 1900

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course surveys artistic production in Lebanon during the Modern and contemporary eras. It investigates the development of a Lebanese vernacular in relation to imported Western influences and changing cultural, social, and political contexts. Special attention will be given to historical developments that are relevant to cultural practices in the region today, including cultural identity and the problematic relationship between modernity and local traditions. Coursework will include visits to local exhibitions and studios to familiarize students with Lebanon’s contemporary art scene.

Prerequisite: ENG102 Academic English II