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 20th-century American photography. Students will study the work in the collection and work collaboratively to define an exhibition theme and to select work.
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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: THE EVOLVING CONVERSATION ON THE PARADIGM SHIFT. (Altamira, 2012). Second edition.
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: |
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|Instructor(s): Rogan,Clare I. Times: ....R.. 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: DAC100; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
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