History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 599: Special Topics in Art History and the Decorative Arts

ARTH 599-002: Curating an Exhibition
(Spring 2017)

10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F

Research Hall 201

Section Information for Spring 2017

In this class students will participate in every aspect of curating an actual exhibition.

Using original objects from the extensive collection of modern Latin American art at The Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC, students will choose an exhibition theme, write a proposal, create a checklist and select objects, propose and seek sources of funding, design the exhibition layout, conduct archival research, write wall text, design and write a short exhibition catalogue, create marketing materials, plan educational programs, help install and deinstall the show, and give gallery tours. The show will take place on George Mason University’s Campus in the Fine Arts Gallery in April of 2017 and then open at a later date at the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC. This course will differ from the typical seminar in that it will explore the practical side of curatorial work in addition to scholarly research. Students will be expected to attend at least two class sessions on site at the Art Museum of the Americas as well as to conduct research in the museum’s archives.   

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Topics vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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