Course code:



MA - Intermediate/Advanced

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ADS - Arts & Design Studio

Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Every other year

Reconsidering the Trivial will contextualize the work and the working approach of artists Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653), Ana Mendieta (1948-1985), Mark Bradford (1961*), and their contemporaries. The goal of this studio art course is to explore more advanced problems in the production process of art, with emphasis on the complexity of “everyday life” and with a special focus on class, gender, and race. Thematic assignments are designed to have students create and critique work on an intermediate to advanced level. Using their independent work as a starting point, students will have to develop projects in response to texts, films and artworks discussed in class. One collaborative presentation on an assigned artist will be required. Student evaluation is based on participation in class discussions, competition of projects, and artist presentation.


Introductory level ADS course and permission of instructor.

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