Counter-Mapping the Art History Survey

By Hallie Scott|June 4, 2015|Mapping|1 comments

An art history survey, traditionally taught, follows a canon of “masterpieces” created mostly by white males of Western European descent. If mapped, the dots representing works in this canon would be clustered heavily around France, Greece, and Italy. The students in my Art History and It’s Meaning class at Brooklyn College, a required course with completely trans-disciplinary enrollment, collaborated to research and create their own map. Students researched and wrote

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