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15: The New Millennium (2000 - 2020)

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  • The new millennium of the 21st century brought cultural issues to the forefront, starting with 9/11, the Indian Ocean tsunami, hurricane Katrina, Google becoming a public company, the Iraq war, the first African-American president, gender issues, same sex marriage, and a more liberal pope. Art in the new millennium is as varied as society and explored public policy and cultural changes around the world. Art becomes an inquiry about life, a discussion about equal rights, and support for artistic freedom. Our contemporary world requires artist to be creative, break cultural boundaries, and inspire new ways to depict freedom for all people. They must acknowledge global warming and produce sustainable environmental art and to reaffirm we are all the same inside.

    • 15.1: Overview
      The new millennium of the 21st century brought cultural issues to the forefront, starting with 9/11, the Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, Google becoming a public company, the Iraq war, the first African-American president, gender issues, same-sex marriage, and a more liberal pope.
    • 15.2: Installation and Sculpture
      With the globalization of art and artists, public art has broadened, no longer a painting on the wall or the statue in the public square.
    • 15.3: Architecture for the 21st Century
      The invention of CAD (computer-aided software) in 1961 has had the most significant impact on architectural design.
    • 15.4: Digital Art
      Digital art uses digital technology as an integral part of creating artwork and has taken on many names previously, now generally called new media art.
    • 15.5: Contemporary Figurative
      In the 20th century, figurative images were frequently ignored, the focus on the ever-changing abstract movements like Cubism or the Minimalists.
    • 15.6: Conclusion and Contrast
    • 15.7: Chapter 15 Attributions

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