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The course focuses on the intersections of art, displacement, and diaspora through the lens of American visual culture. Accordingly, this course takes the historical and current experience of Asian Americans as a framework to visualize and analyze artistic creativity and media representation within the context of a specific racial and ethnic minority group in the United States. By studying fine art, commercial images, documentary photography, the built environment, and popular media, our goal is to critique the potential of images to create bias as well as to question power structures of race, class, and gender. Topics include Chinatowns and Japanese interment camps as sites of art making, and modern and contemporary artists of the Asian American diaspora.