Exhibitions as History

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Exhibitions as History

Fall 2018

Taught By: Joshua Lubin-Levy

Section: A

CRN: 3661

Credits: 4

This course explores the history, theory, and practice of art exhibitions as well as the larger context of the historical, social, and ideological function of artistic institutions from the gallery to the museum. We will explore the notion of the national museum, ideological critiques of the museum, the politics of exhibitions, the museum as a global tourist destination, and the shifting roles of exhibitions and curating along with their relationship to new trends in artistic practice. The emphasis of the course is on how museums and exhibitions are physical entities as well as ideological places where certain types of knowledge are generated and particular histories are produced. Students will gain insight into the complexity of exhibitions and their primary role in shaping art and cultural history, as well as critical skills in analysis and interpretation. The course includes visits to current exhibitions and meetings with working artists and professionals in the field.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Waitlist*

*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: 10:57am 5/23/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/13/2018