In the latest attempt by the cultural Marxist at revisionist history they (Yale) decided it was a good idea to forgo teaching a Into to Art History because some students feel uneasy about learning about white Europeans who gave us such classics of Impressionism, Renaissance and Romantic forms of art. Orwell warned us about the rewriting and destruction of history and it appears that is exactly what is happening throughout all colleges in the US, a disturbing trend that should get our attention!
Yale will stop teaching a storied introductory survey course in art history, citing the impossibility of adequately covering the entire field — and its varied cultural backgrounds — in one course.
Decades old and once taught by famous Yale professors like Vincent Scully, “Introduction to Art History: Renaissance to the Present” was once touted to be one of Yale College’s quintessential classes. But this change is the latest response to student uneasiness over an idealized Western “canon” — a product of an overwhelmingly white, straight, European and male cadre of artists.
This spring, the final rendition of the course will seek to question the idea of Western art itself — a marked difference from the course’s focus at its inception. Art history department chair and the course’s instructor Tim Barringer told the News that he plans to demonstrate that a class about the history of art does not just mean Western art. Rather, when there are so many other regions, genres and traditions — all “equally deserving of study” — putting European art on a pedestal is “problematic,” he said.