Art as a Means of Progress, Critique, and Social and Cultural Transformation in the Second Half of the 20th Century


This course explores the role of art and architecture in social and cultural movements, the evolution of art movements post-World War II, challenging norms related to gender, race, and non-Western influence, the impact of mass media and globalization on art and culture, postmodernism's influence, and the use of art as a means of protest and activism.

What you will learn

By the end of this course, learners will have gained a comprehensive understanding of how art and architecture have been used as tools for progress, critique, and social and cultural transformation in the second half of the 20th century, and will have developed the skills to critically analyze and interpret the role of art in shaping society and culture.

Course program

Post-War Art and Architecture: Foundations and Responses
Evolution of Art Movements Post-World War II
Challenging Norms: Gender, Race, and Non-Western Influence
Mass Media and the Globalization of Art and Culture
Postmodernism's Impact on Art and Architecture
Globalization, Urbanization, and Environmental Concerns
Art as Protest and Activism
Museums, Galleries, and the Shaping of Public Perception
Psychoanalysis, Psychology, and Artistic Expression
Architectural Innovations and Their Cultural Significance