Art of Mexico

Spring 2017 quarter

Taught by

  • UG

This program will examine Mexican art and history through the lens of its creative practitioners.  We will take a thematic approach to our historical studies, exploring Mesoamerican art, poetry and spirituality, native paths of resistance to the conquest and the survival of native art forms and beliefs, the feminism of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, the Virgin of Guadalupe, Frida Kahlo, Chicano art, and the post-revolutionary Mexican mural and printmaking traditions--considered the most radical art of the 20th century. Moving from theory to practice we will engage in studio art that is relevant to our cultural studies, which could include mask-making, performance art, collage and book arts. Students will learn how to analyze and critique art and will study the principles of design.  There will be a strong focus on reading, writing, research and seminar discussions.

Program Details

Fields of Study

art history gender and women's studies visual arts

Preparatory For

Education, Museum work


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Mon/ Wed 5:30-9:00 pm

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

Special Expenses

$35 each quarter for art supplies