Spring 2011 - Graduate Course Description
Intructor:
Metz, Greg
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6313 Section: 501
Day:
W Time: 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title:
Contemporary Exhibition Studies

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This course introduces the litany of operational responsibilities and creative directives of a visual arts gallery. From distinguishing the variations of gallery species to the specifics of proposing exhibition ideas, public relations, artistic curating, director/ dealer/curator relationships and financing, this course explores the behind the scenes activity of creating and presenting an exhibition. Special guest presentations will provide professional insight reflecting various aspects of their gallery/art space enterprises. Hands on experience of art handling, hanging, lighting and presenting work will be an accompanying part of this course agenda. Off site visitations and participatory assisting will offer variations of these experiences. Students will do a written comparative analysis of their experiences and readings while maintaining a logbook. A final project of presenting an exhibition proposal will conclude the semester in lieu of a final. These are individual project proposals which will be developed and reviewed throughout the semester. Some Saturday field trips will be required (with advanced notice).

REQUIRED TEXTS:

Assigned handout readings.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

A final project of presenting an exhibition proposal will conclude the semester in lieu of a final. These are individual project proposals which will be developed and reviewed throughout the semester. Some Saturday field trips will be required (with advanced notice).

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