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Arts

The Division of the Arts encourages scholarship, creativity, and performance. Studio courses and opportunities for performance and production provide intensive experience in the study and practice of the various artistic disciplines. The division offers majors in art, dance, music, and theatre. Students may also pursue interdisciplinary majors, including dance-theatre and literature-theatre.

VIDEO LIBRARY

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Performing Arts

Watch highlights of faculty office hours as Victoria Fortuna, Assistant Professor of Dance, Mark Burford, Professor of Music, and Kate Duffly, Associate Professor of Theatre, talk about performing arts at Reed.

Faculty Office Hours '21 - Art, Art History, and Film & Media Studies

Watch the highlights of faculty office hours as Kris Cohen, Assistant Professor of Art History & Humanities, and Akihiko Miyoshi, Associate Professor of Art, talk about art, art history, and film and media studies at Reed.

Theatre and Dance Office Hours

Carla Mann '81 and Peter Ksander introduce you to the dance and theatre departments. This session was recorded live over video conferencing on April 17, 2020. This session was recorded live over video conferencing on April 17, 2020.

Music Faculty Office Hour Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the department and their areas of research. Mark Burford and Kirsten Volness introduce students to the music department. This session was recorded live over video conferencing on April 23, 2020.

Dance and Theatre Faculty Office Hour Highlights

Watch the highlights from virtual faculty office hours to learn more about the department and their areas of research. Carla Mann '81 and Peter Ksander introduce you to the dance and theatre departments. This session was recorded live over video conferencing on April 17, 2020.

Past Virtual Class Visits

ART: Early Modern Things

T/Th 10:25am - 11:45am

In this course, we will mobilize early modern things to explore what inanimate objects reveal about the animate world.

ART: Gothic Architecture and Art

M/W 1:25pm - 2:45pm

This course examines Gothic architecture and art in the Middle Ages (12th to14th centuries) and in modernity (19th to 21st centuries).

ART: Introduction to Art History

M/W 8:20am - 9:40am ; M/W 3:00pm - 4:20pm

In this course we explore basic art historical methods and examples of recent scholarship in relationship to a chronologically, geographically, or thematically defined body of art.

ART: Junior Seminar

T 6:00pm - 7:50pm

The theme of the class this year is the copy, conceived as a theoretical lens through which we examine objects from diverse regions and time periods.

DANCE: Dance, Gender, and Sexuality

M/W 1:25pm - 2:45pm

This course introduces and explores the intersections between dance studies and gender, queer, feminist, and transgender studies, with special attention to how these fields intersect with questions of race, class, and nation.

MUSIC: Women in 60s Popular Music

T/Th 10:25am - 11:45am

This course explores how women popular musicians in the sixties, along with their audiences, enacted diversifying musical performances.

THEATRE: Theatre History I - Antiquity to Naturalism

T/Th 12:00pm - 1:20pm

This course is a survey of theatre history from antiquity to the late 1800s. In it, we will examine the relationship between theatre and society, including how theatre both reflects and shapes the world outside its walls, and vice versa.

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