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Art and Art Professions

Department of Art and Art Professions

Spring 2023 Featured Courses 

We will share updated featured course offerings throughout the year as we make schedule accommodations for social distance guidelines. For questions and registration information, please contact artadvising@nyu.edu.

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ARCS-GE 2912

Contemporary Design Culture

From furniture to digital devices, virtually everything that exists is designed. Why and how does design play such an important role in society? This seminar examines its expanding impact beginning with the post World War II era, with an emphasis on how design shapes consumer culture and how consumer culture conversely influences design. The course analyzes contemporary design in the context of architecture, interiors and the decorative arts, products, graphics, fashion, and interactive media.

ARCS-GE 2912 | 3 units | Class#: 5257 | 01/23/2023 - 05/08/2023 | Section: 001 | Component: Seminar | Instruction Mode: In-Person | Thu 4.55 PM - 6.35 PM at BARN 502 with Marcus, Elizabeth

ARTCR-GE 2461

Art & Ideas: Art & the Practice of Freedom

This class will seek to interrogate the categories of art & activism by looking closely at the following efforts: Occupy Wall Street movement, Gulf Labor Coalition & Global Ultra Luxury Faction (G.U.L.F.), the direct action wing of Gulf Labor Coalition, & the Direct Action Front for Palestine-NYC & Black Lives Matter. These case studies will sketch the possibility of a practice in which an artist’s work does not simply add an artistic flair to this or that campaign, but rather theory and research, action & aesthetics, debriefing & analysis. Close readings of texts and visual materials form the core of the class supplemented with field trips, & special guests.

ARTCR-GE 2461 | 3 units | Class#: 5269 | 01/23/2023 - 05/08/2023 | Section: 001 | Component: Seminar | Instruction Mode: In-Person | Thu 6.45 PM - 8.25 PM at BARN 402C with Husain, Amene

ARVA-GE 2016

Art Collecting

How to collect art for both private and public collections. Factors of aesthetics, taste, and economics are discussed as well as the historic development of collections since the Renaissance. Special attention is given to corporate collections and collecting for investment. Guest lectures.

ARVA-GE 2016 | 3 units | Class#: 4963 | 01/23/2023 - 05/08/2023 | Section: 001 | Component: Lecture | Instruction Mode: In-Person | Tue 4.55 PM - 6.35 PM at BARN 508 with Marcus, Elizabeth

ARVA-GE 2198

Collections and Exhibition Management

The responsibility of the registrar or collections manager in a museum. Issues to be explored will include accessioning procedures, cataloging systems and information management, collections storage and handling, development of collections policies, tracking and packing, insurance and risk management, and legal and ethical foundations for gifts and loan agreements.

ARVA-GE 2198 | 3 units | Class#: 5577 | 01/23/2023 - 05/08/2023 | Section: 001 Component: Lecture | Instruction Mode: In-Person | Thu 6.45 PM - 8.25 PM at BARN 502 with Stoner, Eliza

Studio Fees

Barney Building facilities include studio classrooms and workshops for sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing, ceramics, metalsmithing, and sewing. In addition, the building has photography labs and computer studios.

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A closeup image of easels in a painting studio. The easels are made of light wood with colorful paint splatters. The wall behind them is white.