Latin American Artists in New York
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLAH 4006
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Art History, Theory & Criticism
This course will examine the complex and rich relationships that characterize the activities of Caribbean, Brazilian, and Latin American artists who worked in New York City as residents or travellers over the course of the last century. Distinct cultural perspectives and productive engagements with American and European contemporaries demonstrate the significance of a Latin American presence. From the interwar period through the 1960s, Latin American artists have also made contributions within the context of leading New York institutions including the Museum of Modern Art and the New School for Social Research. Concurrently and to the present, distinct trends in performance art, film/ video, and conceptual art aimed to engage the public within and beyond cultural institutions. The course will conclude with contemporary artists whose work is circulated globally. Students will have the opportunity to engage with primary sources in the city including artworks, exhibitions, and archives.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university wrting course, and at least two prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. One of these courses should be 3000-level.


Open to Undergraduate students.