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PRES 682 PMA Featured Exhibition- Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the Twentieth Century - Teacher Resources for the Classroom

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

Featuring the work of Paul Strand (1890-1976), a critical figure in the history of modern art, photography and filmmaking, this course studies his work in the context of culture, art and history of the early 20th century; particularly as he helped establish photography as an art form. Strand’s work and that of his contemporary artists in the Alfred Stieglitz Circle shows photography’s pivotal role as a means of understanding and describing the modern world. Using the latest exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the Twentieth Century, participants study Strand’s most important projects from the 1910s through the 1960s, including his breakthrough trials in abstraction and candid street portraits, natural and machine forms, and extended explorations during his travels. The course also features works by Strand’s fellow artists from the Stieglitz circle (Georgia O’Keeffe, John Marin, and Arthur Dove), screenings of films, lectures on the history of photography, and a selection of archival materials. Course content is cross-curricular with projects applicable to all grade levels and subjects; course includes lectures and demonstrations to provide context and understanding.

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.