AH 329 - Black Subjects in White Art History
Assignments

 

Due Date
Assignment
Reading
   
"I asked my students to turn in their cell phones"
Yes, Your Opinion Can Be Wrong
continuous
Class Inquiry Blog
 
January 6
  Farrington, Chapter 1
* Reading Guide to Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra
January 7
  "Why Are There No Great Black Artists?"
"America holds onto an undemocratic assumption"
Historic Retrievals, "They Called Her Hottentot"
* "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?"
* New York Time's 1619 Project
* The Wage Gap
January 8
Farrington, Chapter 2
"From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried"
* "Who Should Own Photos of Slaves?"
January 9
  Farrington, Chapter 3
"In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism"
* "The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes"
* "Slavery Myths Debunked"
* "Faces of Slavery"
* "Agassiz' Descendants Urge Return of Photos"
 
January 13
"The Difficult Miracle: Reading Phillis Wheatley"
"To Maecenas"
* "10 Poems by Phillis Wheatley"
January 14
  Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments
(please read "An Intimate History of Slavery and Freedom")
Farrington, Chapter 6
"Criteria of Negro Art"
"The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain"
* "The Wayward Life of Gladys Bentley"
* "The Terrible Beauty of the Slum"
* "Remembering Josephine Baker"
* Ralph Ellison: An American Journey
January 15
  "A Long Overdue Light on Black Models"
Farrington, Chapter 5
* The Most Important Black Woman Sculptor of the 20th Century
* "Deconstructing Race in Western Painting"
January 16
  Farrington, Chapter 8
"The Case for Reparations"
* House Panel
January 17-20
Midterm Exam
 
 
January 21
Gallery Statistics
"The Master's Tools"
Farrington, Chapter 11
January 22
  Farrington, Chapter 12
Mining the Museum
* "How Mining the Museum Changed the Art World"
January 23
  My Brother
New York to LA, Black Male
* "White Artist's Painting Draws Protest"
* "Looking Back at Black Male"
* "Is Slavery's Legacy in the Power Dynamics of Sports?"
 
January 27
Final Cut
* "The Sugar That Saturates"
 
* "Walker Takes Monumental Jab at Britannia"
January 28
  Farrington, Chapter 13
"Black Artists and the March into the Museum"
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry
January 29
  Farrington, Chapter 14
"Our Democracy's Founding Ideals"
January 30
Extra Credit
 
February 1
 
Final Exam
 
Writing Resources
 
 
 
 

 

 

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