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 email@example.com.
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
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
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
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
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.Learn More