American Art Between the Revolution and the Civil War (Wednesdays 10 a.m. - noon, room 319, first session on November 2; 32101, BA Vertiefungsseminar Kultur A oder B)
An introduction to art produced in America between the 1770s and the early 1860s. This class will focus thematically on the paintings, sculpture, and graphic art of the period. Several classes will meet at Berlin museums to view art objects made by both American and European artists.
"The Lovers of Fun may be gratified": Early American Caricature Prints and Visual Culture, 1789-1840 (Wednesdays from 2 - 4 p.m., room 319, first session on November 2; 32114, MA Modul B Kultur HS und interdisziplinäres Seminar)
George Washington at the guillotine, Thomas Jefferson pictured with his slave, and Andrew Jackson as King. This course will focus on the history of political caricature in Europe and its emergence in America at the beginning of Washington’s presidency as a popular medium of propaganda and attacks. There will be several class visits to the Deutsches Historisches Museum to view prints made after American artists such as Charles Willson Peale and Gilbert Stuart, and to the Kunstbibliothek to view political caricature prints.
Allison Stagg (TU Berlin, 2016/17)
Lauren Kroiz (UC Berkeley, 2017/18)
Laura Katzman (James Madison University, 2018/19)