Art & Crime Syllabus

Art & Crime Syllabus - Art 292: Art and Crime Howard...

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Art 292: Art and Crime Howard Matthews Course Outline Spring 2008 Office: 204A Office Hours: Monday, 2-3pm and by appointment Email Address: howardmarkmatthews@lycos.com All readings are on Electronic Reserve, which is available at http://www.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/ . Click on Electronic reserve, then Reserve Readings, and then course number or my name PASSWORD- VERMEER This course will cover the major current and historic issues dealing with art and crime. After a discussion of the value of art in our world, the course will cover five main topics: theft, repatriation (including issues of national ownership and cultural property), vandalism and restoration, fakes and forgeries, and censorship and freedom of expression. Through lectures, slide presentations, documentaries, classroom discussion and student presentations, the course will study these main issues by using a wide variety of specific case studies in order to frame the current concerns facing the preservation and continued enjoyment of art in our world today. The class is intended to make students critically assess the issues facing artists, collectors, museums, and nations in reducing crime and conserving our artistic heritage. WEEK 1: January 28, 30 Monday: Introduction, Issues in Art and Crime Wednesday: Why and how do we value art? READING: Adams, Laurie Schneider. “The Language of Art” in A History of Western Art. New York: McGraw Hill, 2001. WEEK 2: February 4, 6
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