ARTS 219 - The Economics of Art (AH)
The symbolic value of artworks has long been translated into monetary terms. This course will analyze the economics of art by examining the emergence of global art markets since the modern period into the contemporary. With an eye to geopolitics of the art world, students will address the commodification of the artwork, the rise of the celebrity artist, the development of art fairs, biennials, and auction houses, as well as the changing role of the museum to understand the gains and pitfalls of turning culture into a commodity.
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
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