ARTS 125 ENTIRE COURSE
ARTS 125 Week 1 Individual Assignment Shifting Views of America Assignment Options
Instructions: Resources: Review your Week 1 readings and videos. For your Week 1 Assignment, choose one of the options listed below. Option A Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper on how art reflects the society in which it was made that responds to the following:
- What image of America was communicated by the innovations and buildings presented at the 1883 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 social history were artists reacting?
- How is art a reflection of society? Explain with at least two examples to illustrate the relationship between art and society. These two examples may be from the text or of your own selection. Discuss the subject or theme of your selected works. Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
Option B Create a timeline of 7-12 milestones in art and architecture that illustrate the transition from the Gilded Age to the era of the Ashcan artists. Each work selected for your milestones must be accompanied by a 90- to 175-word description addressing the following:
- How is your milestone reflective of society of the late 19th century?
- How is your selected work representative of either the Gilded Age, or the early modernist era as embodied by the Ashcan School?
- What is the subject or theme of your selected work? How is this theme representative of American society? You may submit your timeline in a Word document, PowerPoint® or use another tool such as Time toast or Timeline JS. Format your assignment according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
Option C Choose one of the following works for discussion of a theme present in the Week 1, Ch. 5 and 6 readings:
- The sculptures commemorating the Haymarket Square incident
- The Statue of Liberty
- The Court of Honor or "White City" of the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
- Mary Cassatt's Modern Woman
- Henry Tanner Ossawa's The Banjo Lesson
- A painting or print by John Sloan Discuss the theme (subject) of the work and address the following in a 700- to 1,050-word paper:
- What is the context in which the work was created? How was it reflective of the social changes underway during this era?
- What was the subject or message of the work, and why was it important to the artist to create? What ideas or points of view was the artist communicating with their work?
- How was the work representative of the values of either the Gilded Age or the Ashcan School artists? Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab
ARTS 125 Week 2 Individual Assignment Visions of America Assignment Options
Instructions: Resources: Review your Week 2 readings and videos. For your Week 2 Assignment, choose one of the options listed below. Option A Choose one of the following artists for an examination of their stylistic development into abstraction:
- Arthur Dove
- Stanton Macdonald-Wright
- Marsden Hartley
- Max Weber
- Georgia O'Keeffe Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper examining your selected artist's development into abstraction that responds to the following:
- How and why did early American abstraction develop?
- What subjects were present in your artist's abstract works? Describe with at least one example from the artist.
- Why did the artists choose to work in this style? To what influences were they responding to from Europe, and how was their own exploration of abstraction meaningful to them?
- What is your own response to the artist's work? Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
Option B Imagine you are working in a historical society dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. Create a 700- to 1,050-word overview of the Harem Renaissance that can be used as a handout at your historical society. Include the following in your overview:
- An overview of the history of the Harlem Renaissance; what developments in American history led to the emergence of the Harlem Renaissance? How does the Harlem Renaissance continue to be relevant to our society?
- Discussion of at least two visual artists associated with the Harlem Renaissance whose work, in your estimation, is representative of this cultural era.
- An examination of at least two representative works from your selected artists which includes a description of style of the artist; why did the artists choose these artistic styles? How is their work related to the abstraction of the early modernists during this same time period? Is it also abstract? How would you describe it in your own words?
- An examination of the artistic choices involving media, techniques, and subjects of your selected artworks. Was the cumulative effect of the artist's choices successful? Why or why not?
- An analysis of your selected artworks in their historical and social context; what meaning did your artists bring to their work and why? To what social or historical forces were they responding?
- Inclusion of at least two images of artwork from your selected artists. You may submit your overview as a Microsoft® Word document with images. Or, you may use another document creation tool if you have access to the Adobe Creative Suite. Cite your images according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Format your overview according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
Option C Imagine you are a curator organizing an exhibition on the art discussed in your Week 2 readings. Choose three to four of the following artists for an exhibition centered on the organizing theme, Trends in Early Twentieth Century American Art:
- Alfred Stieglitz
- Arthur Dove
- Georgia O'Keeffe
- Marcel Duchamp
- Marsden Hartley
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- Romaine Brooks
- Ansel Adams
- Imogen Cunningham
- Diego Rivera
- Edward Weston
- Tina Modotti Select at least six to eight artworks total for your exhibition. Write a 175- to 250-word label for each of your selected artworks. You may submit your overview as a Microsoft® Word document with images, or using a presentation tool, such as PowerPoint® or Prezi. Cite your images according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Format your overview according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Submit your assignment
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ARTS 125 Week 3 Individual Assignment American Art Before and After World War II Assignment Options
Instructions: Resources: Review your Week 3 readings and videos. For your Week 3 Assignment, choose one of the options listed below. Option A Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper on American art before and after World War II. Include an examination of the artwork of three artists total. Select two artists who worked during the Great Depression and one Abstract Expressionist artist. Include discussion of the following in your paper:
- At least one example of art from each artist with a description of the subject and style of the work.
- An examination of the purpose of artwork created during the Great Depression. Were your examples used as tools for social reform? What other types of messaging was present in works from the 1930s?
- A description of how Abstract Expressionism emerged in post-World War II America and how it differed from the art work of the 1930s.
- A description of the style of your Abstract Expressionist artist and why he or she was interested in this style of abstraction; was there a "meaning" to their work? Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
Option B Imagine it is 1954 and you have just read a critic's scathing review of an Abstract Expressionist art exhibition. Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word letter to the editor responding to the attack. At the beginning of your letter, discuss how the work of American artwork created in the 1930s embodied Democratic values. Then, discuss Abstract Expressionism as an extension of those values and a demonstration of the freedom of expression available to artists in American society. Include discussion of the following in your letter:
- Two examples of art from the 1930s with explanation of how these artworks embody democratic values; were the works tools of social reform? If so, what were the goals of the artists? Were the works depicting uniquely American scenes? If so, for what purpose?
- One example of a work of Abstract Expressionism
- How the Abstract Expressionist artist expressed themselves using this abstract style; what were they "saying?" or what was the message of their artwork? What influenced their work? Format your letter according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
ARTS 125 Week 4 Individual Assignment Art of the 1950s and 1960s Presentation
Instructions: Resources: Review your Week 4 readings and videos. Choose one of the following themes for a presentation on your Week 4 content:
- Changing Times: Proto-Pop and The Beats (must include either Robert Rauschenberg or Jasper Johns)
- Andy Warhol and Pop Art (focus on Warhol OR Warhol and other Pop artists)
- Protest Art (You may choose to focus on Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, or both) Create a 10- to 12-sllde presentation (including a title and reference slide) on your selected theme that includes the following:
- 100- to 250-word speaker notes for each of your content slides that summarize the main points listed on the slide (you will have a minimum of 8 to 10 content slides which excludes the title and reference slides). • A description and analysis of four to six artworks related to your selected theme (include an image of each artwork).
- A description of the subject of each artwork; what was the subject depicted by the artist?
- An examination of how this type of art developed; why did artists choose these subjects? To what social or cultural events were artists responding?
- A description of the materials, media, or techniques used by the artists; why did the artist use these materials or techniques? What is the overall effect of the artwork? You my use Microsoft® PowerPoint® or another presentation tool. Consider recording your presentation with audio as if you were delivering it to a live audience. Format your references according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
ARTS 125 Week 5 Individual Assignment the Relationship of Art and Society
Instructions: Resources: Review your Week 5 readings and videos. Write a 1,400- to 1,750-word paper, discussing the role of art in America since the Gilded Age. Include discussion of the following:
- Beginning with the Gilded Age, how has art been a reflection of society? Describe and examine at least three examples you have encountered or examined in this course to support your conclusions.
- How art, in the context of the social justice movements of the 20th century, challenged and shaped American society.
- The role of diversity in the development of the arts and how it changed throughout the last century in the United States.
- Your opinion on the role of art today; how does it continue to remain relevant to our lives? How could it change or develop to become more relevant to our lives? Format your paper according to appropriate course level APA guidelines. Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.
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