ARTH 468
Practicum in Curating: Visual Art for a Garden Spring 2018
Division I Writing Skills
Cross-listed ARTH 468 / WGSS 468
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This course aims to develop the wide range of skills needed to realize an art exhibition in a botanical garden (here specifically an exhibition at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota in winter/spring 2019) including 1) research on the artist (TBD) and the concept, the focal works of art, auxiliary objects that do not require climate control (e.g. photographs and other works on paper), social history and other methodological frameworks, including gender, sexuality, class, and race; 2) writing requests e.g., loans, rights; and 3) preparations for the press release, wall texts, wall labels, audio guide, and programming for the exhibition. Students may have the opportunity to participate in a WSP in situ the following year on the final stages of production.
The Class: Format: seminar; this is a practicum so while it meets 3 hours/week as a seminar does, it is hands on in a different way (e.g., co-peer and one-on-one reviewing by me in class)
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3657
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: two to three short research papers (ca. 5 pp. each), a substantive annotated bibliography, several short writing assignments (e.g. letters, queries, reviews),
Extra Info: final synthetic research project about the artist and the use and significance of flowers and nature in their work
Extra Info 2: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: at least one 100-level course in ArtH
Enrollment Preferences: junior and senior art majors, especially those who have had either methods or a senior seminar and/or those with strong research, writing, and design skills
Materials/Lab Fee: field trip expenses that may not be funded by the department (not to exceed $100)
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under WGSS
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARTH 468 Division I WGSS 468 Division II

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