Spaces of Art: The Place of Art in the Contemporary Museum, Gallery and Studio

KHC VA 102

The goal of this course is for students to experience and reflect upon works of art within an architectural, institutional and cultural context. Students in this seminar will visit Boston-area museums to look closely at and question the role of art in the contemporary museum and beyond. In contrast to much of contemporary visual experience, which is mediated through screens and via printed material, students in this course will have the opportunity to give in- depth consideration to primary sources. Through experiencing the presentation of the work in the context of an exhibition, and in conversation with artists, curators, and other museum professionals, students will be challenged to think critically about the role of material form as related to meaning in specific works, and more broadly about the larger social context surrounding groups of work in an exhibition. CAS Divisional Assignment: HU; KHC Assignment: Arts

FALL 2016 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Clancy CGS 313 R 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Khc Frehmen

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