ANTH 135   American Indian Art (3 Hours)

This course will introduce students to some of the many art forms of the various American Indian nations of the United States. Media to be explored include textiles, beadwork, quillwork, basketry, pottery, painting, sculpture, and jewelry making. In addition, larger socio-economic issues that address American Indian art in relation to trade, art markets, and legal influences on American Indian art making will be discussed. Lectures, discussions, readings, films, and gallery visits will be used to accomplish this. Special emphasis will be paid to the collection of contemporary American Indian art housed in the Nerman Museum’s Indian Art Focus Areas. ANTH 135 is the same course as ARTH 135; enroll in only one.