Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; museum field trips. History of modern art from 1860s to 1960s, from Manet and impressionists to pop art and minimalism. Study of origins and social functions, as well as aesthetic innovations and philosophical dilemmas of modernism. P/NP or letter grading.

Review Summary

8.3 / 10
8.3 / 10
10-15 hrs/week
8.3 / 10


    Quarter Taken: Winter 2021 Online
    Grade: A

    Professor Baker is a truly engaging lecturer—there was never a dull moment in this class. However, I definitely would not recommend this as a GE to non-humanities majors. The concepts you go over are pretty complex, and the readings are very dense. Unless you are deeply interested in this subject already, I would consider it one of the more challenging lower-div classes I've taken as an art history major.

    Quarter Taken: Winter 2021 Online
    Grade: A

    Heavy courseload but interesting material!


George Baker
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Grading Information

  • No group projects

  • Attendance required

  • 2 midterms

  • Finals week final

  • 50% recommend the textbook

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