This museum studies seminar introduces students to the history of art museums and current debates on the role of museums in today's society, as well as institutional practices and career paths. In addition, students will organize a group exhibition of artwork from the Davison Art Center collection, research objects, and write exhibition labels.
The theme for this year's exhibition will be the German Renaissance prints of Albrecht Dürer and his contemporaries including Lucas Cranach and the "Little Masters." Students will consider the evolving art market, the effect of the Reformation on image production, the commissions of Emperor Maximilian, and new representations of nature and of the body. Students will study the artwork in the collection and collaboratively define an exhibition theme and select artwork for exhibition.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CWRC)(GRST-MN)(GRST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course packet--OTHER READINGS TO FOLLOW
Gail Anderson, editor. REINVENTING THE MUSEUM: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON THE PARADIGM SHIFT. 2nd Edition. Lanham: Altamira Press, 2012.
Bettina Messias Carbonell, editor. MUSEUM STUDIES: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEXTS. 2nd Edition. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2012
ISBN : 978-1-4051-7381-0
|Examinations and Assignments: |
3-page exhibition review, 4 exhibition labels, and a 10-page term paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a museum studies seminar focusing on curatorial methods and exhibition development. Permission of instructor required. In addition to the Thursday class there will be two sessions scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays for independent work in the Davison collection. Possible field trip to conservation laboratory at Yale Center for British Art, New Haven.
To apply for permission of instructor submit an electronic request, and also send the instructor a short email with the following information: name, class year and major; one-paragraph statement on why this course interests you; list of art history and/or studio art courses taken; any other relevant courses or language expertise.
|Instructor(s): Rogan,Clare I. Times: .....F. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: DAC LIB; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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