32/36:251 Art of Aboriginal Women in North America [Mattes]

Prerequisite: Nil.

This course is intended to provide an overview of the creative production of First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis women in North America. To facilitate covering such diverse cultural and geographic ranges, the course will be organized as an ethnographic survey, focusing on the creative production within each region. While the artistic creations of women will be the focus, these will be contextualized within the collective creative expression of each culture, especially where artistic production is a collaborative process between both women and men. We will also look at the continuity between artistic production from pre-contact through contemporary eras, and interrogate notions of "traditional vs. contemporary" as constructs of western art history.

Cross-registered with (Gender andWomen's Studies) 36:251
3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Cathy Mattes