This class will meet weekly to explore contemporary art exhibitions in New York. We will visit commercial galleries and non-profit art spaces in Midtown, Chelsea, the Lower East Side, and Brooklyn, as well as major museums. Relevant readings will be assigned and short response papers will be required. Students will be responsible for their own expenses, including transportation and museum admissions, however efforts will be made to keep admission costs at a minimum. Additional exhibitions, events, and performances will be recommended.
This course will be offered over FWT (January 2 – February 14, 2014). Interested students should register for this course in spring 2013; credits earned will count towards the credit requirements for spring 2014. Registered students will receive a partial waiver for the number of hours normally required during FWT, and will be expected to work a minimum of 126 hours at a primary site during FWT 2014.