Dr Joana Joachim, PhD
Assistant Professor, Art History
Assistant Professor, Art Education
Issues in Black Canadian Art Histories
In this course, we consider some of the key issues pertaining to Black Canadian art as they relate torace and art history in Canada. We examine the cultural and historical contributions by Black peopleand think critically about the disciplines of museology, curating and art history in Canada. We develop an understanding of Black feminisms as well as harness skills to discuss art from criticalperspectives considering issues around identity, gender, race, sexuality and class.
Issues in Critical Museologies: Pedagogical and Art Historical Perspectives
In this course, we consider some of the key issues related to critical museology and art education inCanada. We examine the cultural and historical stakes of these institutions and think critically aboutthe disciplines of museology, curating and art history. We develop an understanding of museumpractises as well as harness skills to discuss art from critical perspectives considering issues aroundaccessibility, acquisition, documentation, education, curating and how this intersects gender, race,sexuality, disability and class. The goal of this course is to familiarize students with some basic principlesof critical museology, key aspects of Black Canadian history and how to take them up in art education.This course leads students to gain an understanding of key political and museological stakes of Blackart histories in Canada and beyond.