Museum Studies Practicum
ARTH 355 - Museum Studies Practicum3 hours An investigation of the concept, workings, and theory of museum practice and a rare opportunity for behind-the-scenes visits to local museums for the purpose of debating the relevance, necessity, and effectiveness of different ways of exhibiting objects. Topics in this seminar-style discussion will include conservation, blockbuster exhibitions, racial divisions in museum attendance, exhibition styles, labeling of exhibited objects, art forgeries and theft, and the appropriation of cultural treasures from one nation to another. The final project will be to design an exhibition of the student’s choosing. $100 course fee to cover museum admissions and tour costs.
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 102 .This course will satisfy the fine arts core area requirement.