Nationalism, Internationalism, and Globalism in Modern Art

A photo of a cylindrical building with a face on it and outstretched arms.

Originally built for Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan, the Tower of the Sun building served as a centerpiece for the world's fair and featured an art gallery inside. Expo '70 is discussed in Session 8 of this course, which focuses on Orientalism and Globalization. (Image courtesy of Tony & Wayne on flickr. License CC BY-NC.)


MIT Course Number

4.671 / 4.670

As Taught In

Spring 2016


Undergraduate / Graduate

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This course studies how international modernism interacted with the concept of "nation" and how contemporary discourses concerning globalism changes that dynamic. This course also looks at how art uses and critiques globalization on various levels.

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Caroline Jones. 4.671 Nationalism, Internationalism, and Globalism in Modern Art. Spring 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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