Censorship in American Art (ARTHIST 160, CSRE 160, FEMGEN 167)
Meyer, R. (PI)
Waldow, J. (TA)
Salseda, R. (PI)
This course examines the art history of censorship in the United States. Paying special attention to the suppression of queer, Black and Latinx visual and performance art, including efforts to vandalize works and defund institutions, students will explore a variety of writing such as news articles, manifestos, letters, protest signs, scholarly texts, and court proceedings. The course approaches censorship as an act to restrict freedom of expression and, however unwittingly, as a mode of provocation and publicity.
McMurtry Art Building 360