Homosexuality and Visual Culture
New Brunswick, NJ
Institute for Women and Art
How has history been changed by queer artists? This course will introduce you to the central role of homosexuality and homoeroticism in visual culture in the distant and recent past as well as the present day. You’ll learn about the marginalization of GLBTI artists and how, even when seemingly secret or invisible, they continued to participate directly in cultural production. You’ll also learn about the ways artists, critics, and patrons remedy censorship. Through this course you’ll develop the skills to discuss critical theory about queerness. Course work will involve online assignments and discussions as well as a final assignment.