NYU Steinhardt

Art in Alternative Spaces

  • Course Number: ARVA-GE 2222
  • Hours: 45
  • Units: 3
  • Description: An examination of the evolution of the alternative spaces in New York City beginning in the 1950s through today. The course critically investigates varying definitions to the term “alternative” by artists & administrators, & considers the impact of new art forms/new ideas upon the mainstream art world. Through site visits, students learn more about the work of emerging, underrepresented & more established artists whose art reflects cultural & stylistic diversity. Meetings with key staff members give insight into how administrators serve both their artists & constituency & respond to the changing needs of their communities.
  • Old Course Number: E91.2222