MH: Sculpture Histories

Required for Sculpture majors, this course surveys major works of sculpture of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a primary focus on art made since WWll. The emergence and evolution of ideas about spatial relationships, the body, land and environmental art, sculpture as commodity, and art and social practice will be traced as they manifest in installation, performance and electronic media as well as in traditional object-making. Frequent Bay Area exhibition visits as well as lectures, readings, and discussions will structure this exploration of historical developments in local as well as global arenas. Relationships between works and ideas as they pertain to the student's own work and goals will also be explored.