10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F
Research Hall 201
Section Information for Spring 2020
In this class students will participate in every aspect of curating an actual exhibition.
Using original objects from Freer / Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution 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, and plan educational programs, gallery tours and programming events. The final exhibit might be created digitally, depending on the availability of space at the museum. This course will differ from the typical seminar in that it will explore the practical side of curatorial work in addition to scholarly research. Occasionally during the semester, students will be expected to attend class sessions on site at the Freer / Sackler Galleries as well as to conduct research in the museum’s archives.