Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Focuses attention on American art, as World War II ended the supremacy of Europe in the visual art world. Analyzes art since 1945 to explore the ideas behind it, to reveal our culture and values and to gain a greater understanding of contemporary art with its global perspective. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
18081 Web 09-Jan-2017 thru 25-Mar-2017
Instructor: Elizabeth A Bilyeu
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact the department at 971-722-5430 (Office) or 971-722-5314 (Dept Chair).

Course details: CRN 18081

Course materials


No textbooks required.

Open educational resources (OER)

The following free or inexpensive materials are used for this course:

Proctored exams and activities:

There are no proctored exams and activities.

Other in-person and on-campus activities:

  • Other: Field trip to the Portland Art Museum or an art venue near you to look at art since 1945 as it relates to our class


There is no additional technology required for this class.

Instructor comments:


In ART213, we study Modern Art made between 1945 and the present. This class mostly involves looking at art, reading, writing, written discussion, and two long/short-answer quizzes. As part of class we will look at late 20th century and 21st century art “face-to-face.” We will visit the Portland Art Museum as a group, or you may visit on your own. If you live in a different part of the world, I will work with you to find Modern and contemporary art to view and to share with the class.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

Optional textbook:
H.H.H. Arnason, Elizabeth Mansfield. History of Modern Art, Volume 2. Pearson/Prentice Hall, 7th edition, 2013. ISBN-10: 0205259499; ISBN-13: 9780205259496.

Other requirements:
Purchase a Portland Art Museum College Creative License good for one year ($20 for pass valid only with PCC student ID; or $16.99 for one student entry; purchase at Portland Art Museum). Or, we may be able to attend on a “$5 after 5:00” Friday evening.

Email me if you have questions: ebilyeu@pcc.edu

I look forward to working with you,
Elizabeth Bilyeu
ART213 instructor

Web course information

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