Pollock to Psychedelia (ARHT2614)


This unit studies the interplay between high art and popular culture in America from the 1950s onwards. Pop Art, Minimalism and Performance formed alongside emerging youth cultures of political protest, drugs and rock music. We examine the interactions of high art, youth culture and mass media.

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Further unit of study information


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1500wd Artworks review (40%), 1x3000wd Essay (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


(ARHT1001 and ARHT1002) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.