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 18th century in Europe, the Age of Enlightenment and of Revolution, of Giovanni Battista Piranesi, William Hogarth, and Francisco Goya.
Students will collaboratively organize an exhibition in the Davison Art Center Gallery. To elect works for the show, they ill need to examine, research and present works of art.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(ARST)(CWRC)(GRST-MN)(GRST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|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.
|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 Mondays 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: ...W... 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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