Mining NYC's Art History: Archiving Arts Programs at the NYC Department of Records

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Mining NYC's Art History

Spring 2019

Taught By: Victoria Abrash

Section: A

CRN: 7998

Credits: 2

This Civic Liberal Arts course will introduce students to the extraordinary resource that is the New York City Department of Records and Information Services and its Municipal Archives. Through hands-on work in the Archives’ important arts collections, students will engage with some of the remarkable arts history of the city in which they live. Guided by practicing city archivists, students will explore material from two remarkable public arts programs: the CETA Artists Project, a 1970’s federally funded employment program for artists of all disciplines, and the Health and Human Services Arts Program, which, beginning in the Depression, sponsored public art in hospitals and elsewhere. In creating blog entries for the department about their finds, students will identify materials of interest to the public, consider how best to bring these hidden treasures to public attention, and see their findings published online. This course will meet once a week for 7 weeks, beginning Friday, February 1.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Off-Campus (OC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:30pm 6/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 3:30pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 2/1/2019 - 3/15/2019