Issues in Curating: The Interdisciplinary Exhibition
This semester, the subject of Issues in Curating is African American art, music and culture. Students will engage with the artworks made by African American artists from the slave era through the present day. In addition, a history of African American music, instruments and musicians will be explored. Theory and methods of race and identity politics in art and music, as well as in curatorial methods, will be discussed. Students will be expected to view area exhibitions and musical performances both independently and as part of required class field trips. Students will put their classroom learning into professional use and curate an exhibition of African American Classical Music History to take place in the Barbara Walters Gallery at SLC and concurrently at the Art Gallery at the Yonkers Riverfront Library. These exhibitions will open in early April. Students will have full curatorial, programming, promotional, and educational oversight of the planning, theory, installation and presentation of the exhibitions. This curatorial studies course will be offered in subsequent semesters with a rotating roster of art historical subjects. Open.