Curatorial Project Spring 2021
The act of ‘curating’ or bringing together works of art in a theme allows you to evaluate and interpret art in a critical manner. (SLO 4) You have the chance to explore and discuss the similarities of FUNCTION and CONTEXT between different SOCIAL, POLITICAL, ETHNIC and TECHNOLOGICAL periods (SLO 3). In writing the text captions for the show you curate, you develop an understanding and appreciation for the language of art. (SLO 1) And, you learn how to discuss art in historical CONTEXT. (SLO 2).
Your goal is to curate your PERSONAL ideal art exhibition using the world’s greatest museums.
Choose a theme:
Your choice of THEME is CRUCIAL. It must TRANSCEND centuries. Be sure to think from RENAISSANCE through the 19th Century.
Come up with a theme that unifies the works:
War, Fashion, Plague, Travel, Family, food, animals, death, love, etc.
Hint: when choosing a theme, you may want to have a favorite work from class in mind.
Collect works to go with the theme:
A WIKI image search will work….
As will a Google image search….
HOWEVER, this is how you start. To collect your pieces you should then go to the museums that OWN the piece to get CRITICAL information on them.
HERE ARE SOME of the World’s best museum’s online:
http://mcn.edu/a-guide-to-virtual-museum-resources/?fbclid=IwAR2xCx-JPedhlindl2qcb3O1mjCGz2ezcGrWcGl9Ki-7OhGO7BBo4AjoIrc (Links to an external site.)
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours (Links to an external site.)
You can also use
MAKE YOUR PRESENTATION
This can be done in PowerPoint or Prezi or any other format you see fit….
Be sure to include:
AT LEAST 7 pieces
Full IDENTIFICATION of pieces: this includes annotation and discussion
AT LEAST 3 distinct periods from AT LEAST 3 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
Art by AT LEAST 1 WOMAN
You have 7 minutes to present your theme and go through your presentation in class. Be prepared to be exciting!
TO TURN IN:
A visual presentation AND a written explanation of the show that will serve as an introductory label for the show. Each work MUST have a written label explaining its CONTEXT and its FORMAL significance. It must have FULL identification which includes ALL relevant information like material, date, artist, location (collection). Powerpoint has a gallery format that you can use. You must cite ANY sources you use.
You will be evaluated on your theme
Your written submission.