Module 6 1960–Now—Age of Post-Colonialism Part I, and II

What You’ll Learn To Do: Examine Contemporary art.

In Module 6 we will examine Contemporary art. See Chapter 14, and 15 in the Lumen Text. We will look at how artists like Warhol contributed to the development of Western art. It is imperative to understand Contemporary art in order to see how it impacted later artistic developments.

After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the concepts and terminology of Contemporary art
  • Investigate and apply the fundamental questions we ask when looking at art objects from this movement
  • Discuss, collaborate, and generate understanding as to the meaning of Contemporary art
  • Assess and evaluate the impact of Contemporary art on the continued evolution of Western art


While you are reviewing the content of this module, consider the following questions:

  • How do we define Postmodernism?
  • What types of art have been created since the 1960s?
  • How have societal changes affected the art of the later 20-century?