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ARTH 251 Art in the City (Buenos Aires)

Library resources to aid your study of art in context

Museums in Buenos Aires

Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires

Art Basel Cities: Buenos Aires

Art Basel Cities is an initiative launched in March 2016 under the leadership of Business Initiatives Director, Patrick Foret. Art Basel partners with selected cities for a multiyear program to accelerate international recognition for their art scene whilst delivering to the artworld bespoke, intellectually rigorous programs that unveil unique art offerings all over the globe.

Buenos Aires’s Artworld

The artistic talent and vitality that characterize the city of Buenos Aires today began to flourish in the 20th century. The city's streets, colors, neighborhoods, and even its geographical location presented inexhaustible sources of inspiration to Argentine artists, and continue to do so in the present day. Since the beginning of this century, Buenos Aires’s cultural landscape has gone from strength to strength: the city’s art scene is rich, diverse, and cross-generational, with a diverse range of artistic practices where conventional traditions coexist alongside the novelty of innovation. Argentina’s gallerists, collectors, curators, and key artworld minds provide a look into Argentina’s thriving art ecosystem.


Online Books

Use the library catalog to locate e-book city guides that will include information on museums and outstanding architecture

Finding Articles

These online sources are good places to locate scholarly journal articles.  You can also locate magazine articles, including reviews of exhibitions.

Course Description

Art in the City introduces students to the visual arts within the context of a given setting. Through this course, students will gain a deeper understanding of the art that they are exposed to while studying and living in one of our Pepperdine campuses worldwide. Students will learn to analyze paintings, drawings, sculpture, and architecture that they encounter in visits to museums, architectural monuments, art galleries, and on walking tours.