This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
This course will explore the close alliance of visual art and its engagement with politics throughout western history up to and including present day artists/activists. The class will also investigate political artists such as Goya, Picasso and more recently Shepard Fairey and analyze how various art forms dovetailed with politics in the tumultuous 20th century and beyond.
Topics covered in the class will range from racism, censorship, feminism, class, gender, and sexuality to immigration.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Lisa Hatchadoorian is the executive director of the Fort Collins Museum of Art. She has a B.A. in art history and music and an M.A. in curatorial studies of contemporary art. She has over 15 years of experience in arts administration, writing about art, curating and leading arts institutions across the country.