On Location: Writing from NYC Museums & Galleries

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Write: NYC Museums & Galleries

Fall 2019

Taught By: Star Black

Section: A

CRN: 3247

Credits: 3

New York City has a long tradition of artistic exchange and collaboration between writers and painters and of exchange between writing and the visual arts]. Kenneth Koch and Larry Rivers, John Ashbery and Jane Freilicher, and James Schuyler and Fairfield Porter were close friends and collaborators. Derek Walcott and e. e. cummings both painted and wrote, and photographers like Rudy Burckhardt documented friends creating art in their studios The class splits its time between The New School, where we share our writing, and some of the city’s preeminent art museums. We will spend time exploring the collections and current exhibitions and writing flash fiction and “ekphrastic” poems, and other creative pieces responding to art. We will visit The Met’s European Painting Galleries, Sculpture Courts, Medieval Art and Armor Collection, and Costume Institute, as well as visiting the art galleries on all the separate floors of Moma. A final paper, containing each student's original writing during the course, will be due on the last day of class.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Siteline (SL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

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: 9:56pm 6/26/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:55am - 11:45am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/13/2019 - 10/11/2019

Days: TBD

Times: 12:15pm - 5:00pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/13/2019 - 10/11/2019