20th Century American Art: From Rauschenberg to Asawa

Learn about 20th Century American art through an in-depth exploration of an important artistic movement that began in 1933 in North Carolina and was fueled by the exodus of prominent artists from Europe. Many of the faculty and students at the experimental Black Mountain College were or would go on to become highly influential in the arts, including Josef and Anni Albers, Charles Olson, Ruth Asawa, Walter Gropius, Ray Johnson, Robert Motherwell, Dorothea Rockburne, Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Susan Weil, Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Buckminster Fuller, Franz Kline, and the de Koonings. Although Black Mountain College closed after 25 years, its legacy continues to be relevant. This course will examine Black Mountain College’s unique artistic community and its impact on the work and development of famous visual, performing, and literary artists. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA). Email sps.cala@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of Black Mountain College’s unique environment and artistic community
  • An understanding of the college’s influence on modern art
  • Familiarity with prominent modern artists connected to the school

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Aspiring and practicing arts professionals
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.