ARTH 495: RS: Curating an Exhibit

ARTH 495-001: Curating an Exhibition
(Spring 2024)

10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F

Horizon Hall 1009

Section Information for Spring 2024

This course will explore the challenges and exciting opportunities in displaying art of the African diaspora. Through study of texts and objects, students will develop, design, and build a museum exhibition show that will be on display in the George Mason University Art Gallery in April 2019. This show will teach students about how curators use critical analysis, art historical knowledge, standard museum practices, imagination, and an ethical code to determine how to display objects from the African diaspora.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Conduct hands-on research with objects or other primary sources. Select particular artifacts or works of art and undertake original research, bringing objects from storage to publication to exhibition. Develop skills in material and visual analysis, critical reading, and academic writing. Focus is on VA/DC/MD libraries, archives, and storerooms. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 credits of 300-level courses in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and ENGH 302.
Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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