Relationship between art, visual culture, and poverty from 1950s to present across cultures. Readings across broad range of texts in humanities and social sciences. Research, visual analyses, and student productions based on a broader understanding of poverty as a philosophical, economic, social, and cultural concept. Three-part definition of poverty includes: special focus on cultural contributions of grassroots social movements and impoverished sectors of global society, poverty as an intentional set of aesthetic or cultural constraints, and poverty as a critical term to understand historical and contemporary limitations of visuality. Instructor consent required.