This course examines painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture produced in the U.S. from the colonial period through the present day. Using a contextual and case study approach, students learn to read images and objects as products of visual, social, cultural, and political history. In addition to well-known artists, students consider the diverse and often overlooked contributions of women, Native Americans, and folk artists.Prerequisite: A previous course in art history.General Education: Humanities: Historical Analysis