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Tuesdays, January 23 – February 27, 1 – 3pm

Nancy Holt. Sun Tunnels, 1973-76. © Holt-Smithson Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Photo by Jonathan Wallis

$250; members $225

6 classes

Class is full; to be wait-listed, email us.

About the Class

What makes art “contemporary”? How do we determine what’s “good” in the art of our time? The answers to these questions are complex and even contradictory—much like contemporary art itself. This course is an introduction to art from 1970 to present. Surveying a wide range of media and artistic strategies, the course navigates thematic topics that ground contemporary art in historical, aesthetic, political, and social contexts. No background in contemporary art necessary.

Capacity: 40 students


Jonathan Wallis

Wallis is an associate professor of modern and contemporary art and curatorial studies and the Penny and Bob Fox Distinguished Professor at Moore College of Art & Design. In 2013, he was a recipient of the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.