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Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsWelcome to the final week of Introducing Art History: Discovering Public Sculpture. In this last week, we are going to look at a range of issues that deal with our present-day encounters with modern sculpture. We'll start by learning about some of the controversy modern sculpture sparks, including one work on campus that was fiercely opposed by student media. We'll explore how the university acquires new art and discuss whether students should play a role in that decision-making process. We'll then move on to explore the intersection between sculpture and some of the most pressing social issues today. What is the environmental impact of sculpture? And how do sculptors deal with environmental issues in their work?

Skip to 0 minutes and 39 secondsWe'll also learn how the art on campus can be a tool in aiding students mental health. As we come to the end of the course, we want to know if the way you think about modern sculpture has changed? Let us know in the final discussion.

Welcome to Week 4

We’ve arrived at our final week in the course! We hope you’ve enjoyed what we’ve covered so far. There will be an opportunity at the end of this week to reflect on the whole course and give your feedback to us.

This week, we’re going to be thinking about our everyday encounters with sculpture and how it can be useful in our lives.

We’ll also look at how the University grows its sculpture collection and the ways that it uses art to help today’s undergraduates.

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Modern Sculpture: An Introduction to Art History

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