Folk, Ethnic, and Indigenous Art (Diversity)
College of Liberal Arts
Studio course in folk, ethnic, and indigenous art from historical and contemporary perspectives.
Goals and Diversity
MN Goal Course
MN Goal Designation(s)
Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works of folk, ethnic, and indigenous art by discussing and writing about definitions and images of art from around the world, researching and presenting information about a variety of art, and creating art in a variety of traditions.
Describe and appreciate works of art as expressions of individual and collective values within an intellectual, cultural, and historical and social context by examining art in pertinent venues such as MIA, by examining and discussing the work of American Indian artists, and by researching and presenting information about a particular tradition.
Interpret and respond critically to works of art by analyzing folk, ethnic, or indigenous art independently and in relation to current critical practices in art history and theory.
Engage in creative processes through a series of studio projects based on: 1) self-identity in relation to a particular tradition; 2) researching a particular tradition and making a piece of work in that tradition, and 3) making objects with traditional craft material such as hand-made paper, fiber, fused glass, or wood.
Articulate informed personal responses by discussing and writing about definitions and images of art, by creating a studio project on self-identity based on an interpretive and analytical response to folk, ethnic or indigenous art, and by researching a particular folk, ethnic, or indigenous art and making a piece of art in that tradition.
Discuss, write, make projects, or take tests to explain how they are connected and related to people elsewhere in the world by examining, comparing, and contrasting examples of global art works of the past and present that depict or address a human experience that we all may share.
Describe similarities and differences among global places and populations, students will discuss, write about, make projects, or be tested on the similarities and differences between works of global art and architecture and how each work is a specific manifestation the culture that gives it form.
Analyze how works of art and architecture have had or can have a global impact beyond their intrinsic value as aesthetic objects by discussing, writing about, making projects, or being tested on how art intersects with political, economic, or cultural elements on a global scale.
Address specific international issues, students will discuss, write about, make projects, or be tested on art and artists who address in their work global issues such as environment; health; migration; food and water security; war; social, ethnic, or religious strife; persecution, totalitarianism, discrimination, white supremacy, and ongoing effects of colonialism.