Curating Knowledge

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Curating Knowledge

Fall 2018

Taught By: Rashmi Viswanathan

Section: A

CRN: 7667

Credits: 3

This course introduces students to the contexts within which museums as cultural institutions emerged in 18th and 19th century Europe (then the United States), and how it has developed over the last two centuries. In particular, this is a historical and theoretical examination of the ways in which the Modern museum has produced, structured, and presented knowledge. While practices of collecting and exhibition exist around the world, this focuses on the museum as a Western cultural construct, placing its formation and development in context of key historical moments in Europe and the United States and examining historical practices of collection and curation. Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): none.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

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: 4:11pm 2/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 259

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/17/2018