ERIC Number: ED227010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Women's Art and Culture.
Conklin, Nancy Faires; Patraka, Vivian M.
An interdisciplinary course on women in the fine arts for college-level women's studies programs is presented in five units. The course raises questions about women as artists in a sexist society, then examines the vision of women artists in the personal and political spheres, and concludes with a study of great women artists. Unit 1 provides a conceptual framework by discussing women's conventional roles in the arts as object, myth, and creator and examines how "great artists" are made. Unit 2, "Women's Oppression and Creativity," examines sources of frustration; masculine, mainstream, and feminine art forms; and the art of non-Western women. Unit 3 focuses on women in the home, workplace, and community and on creating an artistic heritage for women. Unit 4, "Art and Politics," discusses the insights of women as a marginal group, women's art and social criticism, and feminism. The final unit features individual women authors, painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, dancers, designers, actors, filmmakers, and interdisciplinary artists. Each unit includes an introduction, lecture outline, resource materials list, and discussion questions. A selected bibliography is also provided. The course depends heavily on audiovisual presentations. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Womens Studies Program.