On Location: Writing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

On Location:Writing at the MET

Summer 2020

Taught By: Miranda Field

Section: A

CRN: 1256

Credits: 3

Visual art has always been a source of inspiration and thematic content for artists whose medium is language— that is, writers. In this class we will make use of the many exciting resources New York City* offers for writers of all skill levels wishing to explore how visual arts can nourish writing. Tasks, assignments, and inspiring writing prompts will be given, and students will explore various genres of writing: flash fiction, mini-lyric essays, poems, and other short forms. All the writing generated in this class will be in response to artworks currently on display. Time (and weather) permitting, we may also visit the Rubin Museum, the American Folk Art Museum, and the Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City. A final portfolio of work written during the course of the semester will be due on the final day of class.

* Please note: Although we hope to be able to visit all the sites offered, given the uncertain situation regarding the Coronavirus, we may need to switch part or all of the museum visits to online. If that is the case, we will make full use of the many World famous art museums that offer online gallery visits and tours.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: June 7, 2020 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 26, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 3:35am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/1/2020 - 8/2/2020