Postwar and Contemporary Art Movements, Markets, and Money
The global art market expanded profoundly after the 2008–09 financial crisis. Address the sometimes-volatile intersections of art history, art markets, prices, and values. This course emphasizes key movements in post-WWII US and European art history, analyzing the inherent reasons for varying rates of expansion and demand or decline, and the implications for artists’ careers—including financial gains or losses. Develop grounded knowledge of contemporary art history in parallel with an understanding of real art market economics.
You'll Walk Away with
- Grounded knowledge of contemporary art history
- Familiarity with key movements in post-WWII US and European art history
- Prospective and practicing art professionals
- Finance professionals
- Art enthusiasts