Spring 2015 - Graduate Course Descriptions
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. There will be several off campus visits to collections, museums and galleries.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
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.