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.
Sports Talk at the Art Museum is a series of discussions examining American art, football, and artists’ imagery of football as a cultural narrative that reflects attitudes and transitions in our history. This series is offered in conjunction with the University Art Museum Exhibition Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present.
Talkin’ Gender: Dr. Michael Oriard (visiting critic, emeritus professor, American literature and culture, Oregon State) - On gender issues in football and football art.
Talkin’ Race: Dr. Albert Bimper (assistant professor, ethnic studies and senior associate athletic director for diversity, inclusion, and engagement) - On African American athletes and the lack of representation in sports imagery and history.
Talkin’ Tough: Shaun Leonardo (visiting artist) - On the artist’s performance and video work that question notions of masculinity as related to sport.
Talkin’ Money: Dr. Nancy Jianakoplos (professor, economics) - On football economics including controversies surrounding the status of collegiate players.
Talkin’ Success: Dr. Robert Gudmestad (associate professor, history ) - On footballs supplanting of baseball as America’s game.
Talkin’ Back: Linny Frickman (director, University Art Museum at CSU) - On the art museum as a site for a discussion of sports and cultural issues.
Readings: Oriard, Michael, 1993, Reading Football: How the Popular Press Created an American Spectacle, ISBN: 0-8078-4751-8 (University of North Carolina Press)
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.