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Collecting and Exhibiting Art of the Ancient Americas

ART 485/LAS 485

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How have collecting practices shaped the perception of Indigenous cultures in the Americas? The recognition and reception of native art and architecture reflects the evolving intellectual preoccupations of collectors over 500 years. Charting this history, topics will include the role of archaeological illustrations; the invocation of national identities; issues of appropriation in modern and contemporary art; the faking and restoration of objects; the ethical considerations of museum display; the reconstruction of ruins into tourist destinations; and misrepresentations in New Age religiosity, conspiracy theories, and popular entertainment.
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Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 10
  • Capacity: 12
  • Class Number: 21834
  • Schedule: TTh 11:00 AM-12:20 PM