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ART 180 Introduction to Museum and Curatorial Studies

Course Description: This course will introduce students to the principles and practices of museum studies through an interactive seminar structured around the multiple functions performed by curators in various phases of their work. Weekly reading assignments on key topics addressing the changing role of museums in the 21st century will be supplemented with oral and written exercises encouraging students to experience more directly the key issues facing curators in art museums and commercial galleries all across the professional spectrum. The student's participation in the course will culminate in an oral presentation to the class and a corresponding term paper, focusing on a hypothetical exhibition to be planned by the student throughout the course, in consultation with the instructor
Course Rotation: PLV: Fall

Credits

3 credits