Syllabi

Dismantling the Canon program 2021-2022:

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Dismantling the Canon program 2020-20201:

Autumn 2020- On Theory Winter 2021- On Practice Spring 2021- On Pedagogy
1st Sept- Kickoff & Discussion SessionReadings: Okeke-Agulu, Chika, “Globalization, Art History, and the Specter of Difference” Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, “Art History and the Global: Deconstructing the latest Canonical Narrative” Kee, Joan, “The World in Plain View: Form in the Service of the Global”1st Jan- Discussion SessionReadings: Mathur, Saloni, “Museums and Decolonial Activism” Grant, Catherine, and Price, Dorothy, “Decolonizing Art History” Sumaya Kassim, “The Museum Will Not Be Decolonized”1st April- Discussion SessionReadings: Hickey, Amber, and Ana Tuazon, “Decolonizing and Diversifying Are Two Different Things” Tompkins, Kyla Wazana, “We Aren’t Here to Learn What We Already Know” Táíwò, Olúfémi O., “Being-in-the-Room Privilege: Elite Capture and Epistemic Deference”
1st Oct- Discussion SessionReadings: Anderson, Benedict, “Introduction” and “Census, Map, Museum,” In Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of NationalismTuck, Eve, and Yang, K. Wayne, “Decolonization is Not a Metaphor”1st Feb-  Discussion SessionReadings: Golding, Viv, and Wayne Modest, “Thinking and Working Through Difference: Remaking the Ethnographic Museum in the Global Contemporary” Harris, Clare. “In and Out of Place: Tibetan Artists’ Travels in the Contemporary Art World” Rickard, Jolene. “Absorbing or Obscuring the Absence of a Critical Space in the Americas for Indigeneity”1st May- Discussion SessionReadings:1.  McClellan, Andrew, “The Art Museum: From Boullee to Bilbou”2.    Duncan, Carol, “Public Spaces, Private Interests: Municipal Art Museums in New York and Chicago”
1st Nov- Discussion SessionReadings: Araeen, Rasheed, “The Art of Benevolent Racism” Mignolo, Walter, “4 Museums in the Colonial Horizon of Modernity: Fred Wilson’s Mining the Museum (1992)” 1st Mar- Discussion SessionReadings: Noclin, Linda, “Memoirs of an Ad Hoc Art Historian” Rowe, Erin Kathleen, “After Death, Her Face Turned White: Blackness, Whiteness, and Sanctity in the Early Modern Hispanic World”1st June- Wrap Up Session
We will use this session to collect advice/feedback as well as to plan our program of reading and events for the 2021-2022 academic year 
Finals Week- Guest Lecture with Dr. Pamela N. Corey, SOAS University of London Finals Week- Guest Lecture with Dr. Eve Straussman-Pflanzer, National Gallery of Art, D.C.Finals Week- Workshop with Dr. Ping Foong, Seattle Asian Art Museum