Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Metz, Greg
Discipline and Number
ARTS 4310 Section 501
W Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Studies in Contemp. Exhibitions

Description of Course:

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. There will be several off campus field trips to collections, museums and galleries.

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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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