NYU Steinhardt

Exhibition and Display of Art and Material Culture

  • Course Number: ARVA-GE 2027
  • Hours: 30
  • Units: 3
  • Description: A survey that examines contemporary issues in the exhibition & display of art & material culture. The theory that underpins practice is considered within thematic groups: art world ecosystems; typologies & frameworks for exhibition making; curatorial roles; interpretation; authenticity & identity; establishing value; & interventionist initiatives. Examples are drawn from an international selection of museums, galleries, periodic exhibitions, & heritage sites. The discussion framework includes the physical & conceptual contexts, motivation, & educational goals that shape interpretation & presentation.
  • Old Course Number: E91.2027