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History of Art: British & American Contemporary Art 1945+ With Dr Mark Rawlinson From University of Nottingham

15th June 2021 @ 09:30 - 10:30




In this History of Art event, we will be joined by University of Nottingham who will present under the broad theme of British & American Contemporary Art.

Dr Mark Rawlinson will explore the significant shifts in British and American Art after 1945.

During this period, long-standing ideas about artists and artworks were challenged, with the connection between art and high-culture consciously demolished as artists turned to everyday life for inspiration.  By doing so, they questioned notions of avant-gardism and traditional art history, and encouraged a more engaged relationship with the politics of revolution: Art became a form of activism and protest.  What constituted an artwork changed, too, and artists turned to performance, installation, video, photography and even forms of administration.

Mark Rawlinson, Associate Professor in Art History at University of Nottingham, shall discuss the ways in which these histories form a crucial part of the art history curriculum.

Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Mark Rawlinson, Associate Professor



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, History of Art and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying History of Art at university level.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



15th June 2021
09:30 - 10:30
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