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Unit Design

Unit Title: Contemporary Art: Looking Ahead, Looking Back, Looking All Around
Course: AP Art History

Unit Length: 7 days


Date Created: 8/10/2015

Learning Objectives: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
Unit Overview
Unit Components
Key Artists/Pieces
Contemporary Art
Vietnam Veterans Memorial (2 views)
Untitled (#228), from the History Portraits Series
Darkytown Rebellion
The Swing (after Fragonard)
Preying Mantra
A Book from the Sky
Earths Creation
Electronic Superhighway
The Crossing
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (exterior view, interior
view, and site plan)

MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts


(exterior view and interior view)
En la Barberia no se Llora (No Crying Allowed in the
Barbershop)

Pisupo Lua Afe (Corned Beef 2000)


Old Mans Cloth
Shibboleth
Horn Players
Dancing at the Louvre, from the series The French
Collection, Part I; #1
Trade (Gifts for Trading Land with White People)
Rebellious Silence, from the Women of Allah Series
Summer Trees
Androgyne III
Pink Panther
Pure Land
Lying With The Wolf
The Gates (aerial view and frontal view)
Stadia II
Kui Hua Zi (Sunflower Seeds)

Concepts/Topics/Unit Vocabulary
The International Scene Since 1950
Looking Back
black gash in the Mall

Historical Portraits
cyclorama
Dutch wax fabric
cyborg (collaged figures)
Looking Ahead
New Wave art
aboriginal art
Video art
vision informs perception
Deconstructivist architecture
Looking at Ourselves
community-oriented installation
machismo
pisupo
gawu
shibboleth

Readings and
Assessments
Concepts/Topics/Unit Vocabulary
Looking at Ourselves as Others
See Us
Neo-Expressionist
graffiti art
SAMO
story quilts
The Quincentenary Non-Celebration
postcolonial art
chador

Looking At and Reinterpreting


Tradition
Sumukhwa (Oriental Ink Movement)
Banality Series
Esoteric Cosmos Series

The Artist Speaks


temporary art
interventionist
cartography
conceptual art

Chapter 32
pages 1106-1135
and three articles
on artists
Reading Guide
12-A
three articles on
artists
Reading Guide
12-B
four articles on
artists
three articles on
artists
five articles on
artists
three articles on
artists
Graphic
Organizers and
Worksheets
Writing
Assessments
Completed
Unit 12 Image
Matrixes
Unit Test

Learner/Performance Objectives: The student will . . .

Assessments/Evidence

1. Define and use unit vocabulary.


2. Identify works of art.
3. Experience how contemporary artists relate the past, present, and future
for todays audiences.
4. Observe how global contemporary art is characterized by a
transcendence of traditional conceptions of art and is supported by
technological developments and global awareness.
5. Realize that in the scholarly realm as well as mainstream media,
contemporary art is now a major phenomenon experienced and
understood in a global context.
6. Examine how globalism has created new opportunities, strategies, and
subjects for artists of today.
7. Assess the impact of feminism on art after 1950.
8. Analyze how contemporary American artists have used their art to
address social and political issues.
9. Research an artist of his/her choice for a class activity and presentation.

Selected response (e.g., multiple choice, matching, true/false)


- unit test
Constructed response (e.g., slide identification, fill-in-the-blank,
short answer, label, graphic)
- unit test
- reading guides
- graphic organizers
Product (e.g., essay, model, project)
- image matrixes
- writing assessment
Process (e.g., observations, discussions)
- observation
- classroom discussions
- pair share
- oral questioning

Unit Resources/Materials:
Textbooks Videos Powerpoint Presentations