Spring 2023

Art in and out of Latin America

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-260  |  Latinx and Latin Amer Studies, as LLAS-260


Niko Vicario (Section 01)


(Offered as ARHA 260 and LLAS 260). This course explores the movement of art both in and out of Latin America in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This includes the forging of a mural movement in Mexico, the cosmopolitan travels of artists to Europe, the export of art to the United States, and the transnational circulation of art and ideas across national contexts within Latin America. In the process, we will explore the sometimes conflicting and sometimes hybrid desires to create local aesthetics in particular places (sometimes drawing on the pre-Columbian past and Indigenous present) and to participate in international, sometimes transcontinental artistic movements and debates. We will also consider the category “Latin American art” as it developed over the course of the twentieth century and how it has both intersected with and stood apart from developments in art elsewhere. A core concern of the class will be the examination of how culture develops in relation to both political and economic shifts in the region and in the world beyond, including in relation to imperialism, the spread of capitalism, the Cold War, Communism, modernization, dictatorship, and globalization.

Limited to 25 people. Spring semester - Assistant Professor Niko Vicario.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference for ARHA and LLAS majors (it should be co-listed)and diversity of majors

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work, readings, independent research, oral presentations, visual analysis

ARHA 260 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM CHAP 210
Th 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM CHAP 210


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2023