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Show and Tell: Interpreting Exhibitions

A survey that examines contemporary issues in the exhibition and display of art and material culture. The theory that underpins practice is considered within thematic groups: art world ecosystems; typologies and frameworks for exhibition making; curatorial roles; interpretation; authenticity and identity; establishing value; and interventionist initiatives. Examples are drawn from an international selection of museums, galleries, periodic exhibitions, and heritage sites. The discussion framework includes the physical and conceptual contexts, motivation, and educational goals that shape interpretation and presentation.
Course #
ARVA-GE 2027
Units
3 - 4
Term
Summer, Spring, Fall
Department