Art Exhibitions as Site for Contemplation and Research (VA4138.01)

Liz Deschenes

This is a six-week course that will require no previous knowledge of Museum or Curatorial studies. We will spend class time together looking at how for profits, otherwise know as a commercial art galleries, produces art exhibitions- solo and group exhibitions. Students will have assignments and readings, that will support the visits and research that we will embark upon as group; We will meet with artists and producers – gallery directors, staff, archivists, art handlers, and artists to better understand the myriad of ways that galleries, and museums develop exhibitions.  This course will compare and contrast time frames, objectives and structures of the commercial gallery and not for profits. Though the course has no specific pre-requisites, it will be taught as a seminar, and it will require each student to develop a self-directed research project of the students’ choosing.  Permission by the instructor is necessary for enrollment in this course. This is a 2 credit course occurring over FWT but not counting towards the FWT hours requirement, nor waiving any aspects of FWT participation. Students must ensure on their own that the course schedule falls outside of their internship hours, as employers are not expected to adjust work schedule for this course. Specifically, students must be registered for a FWT that does not have Friday afternoons as part of the requested schedule.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Credits: 2
F 2:10pm - 6:00pm (during FWT)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Liz Deschenes, Tuesday and/or Friday Afternoons, Two Credit, Updates, Visual Arts (VA).