History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 394: The Museum

ARTH 394-001: The Museum
(Fall 2012)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Robinson B113

Section Information for Fall 2012

This course examines the history, practice, theory, and critique of museums. As the synthesis course for art history it ties together themes and issues from previous courses while taking a broader institutional view of the discipline. Students will have extensive reading, class discussion, several museum visits and papers including a creative final project.

Satisfies the general education requirement in synthesis.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines history, theory, practice, ethics, and current problems of collecting and displaying art and artifacts to the public. Emphasizes issues central to museums in Washington, D.C., or museums in other locations; focus varies with instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits in art history at the 300-level and completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGH 302.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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