Spring 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Metz, Greg
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3340 Section 501
W Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Studies in Contemp. Exhibitions

Description of Course:

Course Description:
This course introduces the litany of operational responsibilities and creative directives of exhibition spaces ranging from non-traditional alternative spaces to gallery and museum formats. From distinguishing the variations of gallery venues to the specifics of developing and proposing exhibitions, public relations, artistic curating, director/ dealer/curatorial relationships and financing, this course explores behind the scenes activities of presenting art. Special guest presentations will provide professional insight reflecting various aspects of their gallery/art space enterprises. Hands-on experience of art handling and preparation, hanging, lighting and design presentation of work will be an accompanying part of this course’s agenda.

Some Saturday field trips will be required (with advanced notice).

Required Texts:

There is no textbook for this course or materials needed.
There will be a series of handout readings,videos and films as required study material.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Students will be assigned special projects to assist with and will maintain a notebook as part of their grade evaluations.

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