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.
This course addresses writing through analysis of effective exhibition labels and the challenges of communicating specialized information to general audiences. The interpretation of individual works of art is a core part of this seminar
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ARST)(CEAS-Arha/Art)(CWRC)(GRST-MN)(GRST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Gail Anderson, editor. REINVENTING THE MUSEUM: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON THE PARADIGM SHIFT. Lanham: Altamira Press, 2004
Bettina Messias Carbonell, editor. MUSEUM STUDIES: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEXTS. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2004
|Examination and Assignments: |
3-page exhibition review, exhibition labels, 8-10 page research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
To request instructor permission:
1. Submit a Permission of Instructor (POI) request as part of the Pre-Registration Planning period.
2. Email Clare Rogan at email@example.com. List in your email: brief explanation why you want to take this course; Art History and Art Studiio courses, American Studies courses, any other relevant courses taken; your class year and major. Deadline for email request: midnight, Tuesday, April 8. Permission of Instructor (POI) requests will be approved electronically on April 9.
In addition to the Thursday class, there will be two sessions scheduled on Wednesdays and Fridays for independent work in the DAC collection.
|Instructor(s): Rogan,Clare I. Times: ....R.. 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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