ARTS 125 Entire Course

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ARTS 125 Entire Course

ARTS 125 Week 1 Cultural Change and Shifting Views of America
Instructions
Resources: Review Ch. 1-2 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art, the Week One Electronic Reserve Readings, and your Video Reflections
Write a 350- to 700-word paper on how art reflects the culture of its era that responds to the following:
• What image of America was communicated by the innovations and buildings presented at the 1893 Chicago's World Fair? How was this image communicated?
• How and why was the art produced by the Ashcan School different from that of the Gilded Age? To what changes in culture were artists reacting?
• What is the relationship between art and culture? Explain with at least two examples to illustrate the relationship between art and American culture.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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ARTS 125 Week 2 Visions of America: Abstraction
Instructions
Resource: Review "Representational Cityscape," and Ch. 3 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art
Write a 200- to 350-word summary responding to and discussing the following:
The work of Joseph Stella and other early American modernists, such as Marsden Hartley, Max Weber, and Georgia O'Keeffe and how they differed greatly in subject and style to the work of the Ashcan School, and include the following:
• Where did this abstract style originate? Describe at least one art work in your summary.
• Choose one art form or cultural development that originated elsewhere but which is currently a part of American culture.
• Describe how this art form has directly affected you.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment in a Microsoft® Word document using the Assignment Files tab above.

ARTS 125 Week 2 Visions of America: Industry
Instructions
Resources: Review Ch. 3 and 4 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art, the Week Two Electronic Reserve Readings, your Video Reflections, and at least one additional scholarly online or library resource
Prepare a 5- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation which describes at least three different paintings of American buildings or an industrial process from artists discussed in Ch. 3 and 4 of your text.
Include responses and descriptions to the following in your slide presentation:
• Why did the artists choose these subjects? What was their appeal?
• Were the artists' subjects characteristic of American national identity for that era?
• How does each painting reflect the artists' feelings or beliefs about what they were depicting?
• A description of the innovation which is being depicted; in other words was the type of building or industrial process a significant break from the past? How? Research the type of building or industrial process from at least one additional scholarly online or library resource.
Submit your Visions of America: Industry Presentation.
• For Local Campus students, these are oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
• For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with speaker's notes which support and expand upon your bulleted text.
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines and include a slide with all references.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab above.

ARTS 125 Week 3 Photography and Social Reform
Instructions
Resource: Review "Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers," and Ch. 5 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art.
Write a 200- to 350-word summary responding to the following:
How was photography used as an instrument for social reform? What photograph do you think makes the most powerful social commentary? Why?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment in a Microsoft® Word document using the Assignment Files tab above.

ARTS 125 Week 3 American Art Before and After World War II Presentation
Instructions
Resources: Review Ch. 5 and 6 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art, the Week 3 Electronic Reserve Readings, your Video Reflections, and at least one additional scholarly online or library resource.
Prepare a 5- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you examine the works of photographers working during the 1930s and the work of Abstract Expressionists.
Include responses and discussion of the following in your presentation:
• Three photographers who worked during the 1930s
o At least two examples of photography from each photographer
o A description of the types of subjects photographed
o Your opinion on whether or not photography is a fine art form with an explanation
o Your opinion regarding how photography has affected American culture
• One Abstract Expressionists painter who worked in post-World War II America
o At least one art work
o A description of the style of the painter and why he or she was interested in this style of abstraction
o A description of how this style emerged in post-World War II America and why it differed from the art work of the 1930s
Submit your American Art Before and After World War II Presentation.
• For Local Campus students, these are oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
• For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with speaker's notes which support and expand upon your bulleted text.
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines and include a slide with all references.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab above.

ARTS 125 Week 4 Popular Culture and Art
Instructions
Resource: Review "The Principle of Selection," Ch. 7 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art, and the Week Four Electronic Reserve Readings
Write a 200- to 350-word summary responding to the following:
• What did both Warhol and Rauschenberg have in common in regards to their art work?
• How were their subjects a reflection of the era in which they were created?
• What list of found objects and imagery would you use if you were creating an art work about your daily experience?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your summary in a Microsoft® Word document using the Assignment Files tab above.

ARTS 125 Week 4 Pop Art and Andy Warhol
Instructions
Resources: Review Ch. 7 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art, the Week Four Electronic Reserve Readings, your Video Reflections, and at least one additional scholarly online or library resource.
Prepare a 5- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you examine the connection between the work of Andy Warhol and popular culture.
Include responses and discussion of the following in your presentation:
• An overview of Andy Warhol's biography
• A description of Pop Art
• A description of at least 3 works produced by Andy Warhol
• A discussion of how Warhol's themes and subjects examined American culture
Submit your Pop Art and Andy Warhol Presentation.
• For Local Campus students, these are oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
• For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with speaker's notes which support and expand upon your bulleted text.
Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines and include a slide with all references.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab above.

ARTS 125 Week 5 How Does Art Shape Culture?
Instructions
Resource: Review "Thelma Golden--How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change," Ch. 9 and 11 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art, and the Week Five Electronic Reserve Readings.
Write a 200- to 350-word summary responding to the following:
• How has art, in the context of the social justice movements of the twentieth century, challenged, and shaped American society?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit in a Microsoft® Word document using the Assignment Files tab above.

ARTS 125 Week 5 Art and Culture Paper
Instructions
Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper, which addresses the following:
• The role of diversity in the development of the arts and how it changed throughout the 20th century in America
o What was the role of women and their influence on the various arts?
o What was the role of ethnic minorities and their influence on the various arts?
• The relationship between art and culture and how this developed during the 20th century
o How did culture influence the arts?
o How did the arts influence culture?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab above.
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