The BFA in curatorial studies explores the presentation, collection and preservation of art and artifacts. It introduces students to the intellectual, administrative, educational and creative aspects of what curators do. Courses include "Working and Thinking as a Curator", in which students visit with and hear from curators, museum educators and conservators where they work and "Exhibitionism", which focuses on issues relating to the museum, the gallery and art in and out of the clean "White Cube", Students visit and analyze varieties of collections and exhibitions from traditional to the very weird; the real and the fake. They study the layered experience of viewing and the dynamics of spectatorship. They also examine the groundbreaking work of artists whose responses to these issues have become the essence of their art practice. Throughout the curriculum, students examine both the theoretical constructs and practical applications involved in conceiving, creating and designing exhibitions, collections and archives. Read more about the major.
News & Highlights
Congratulations to Curatorial Studies Major and Fine Arts Minor Carlee Myers on having her artwork selected for one of the large banners hanging on the front of Moore’s building.
- A new addition to the Moore website is our Podcast Series, the purpose of which is to share scholarly and highly informative lectures by Moore faculty, alumni and staff with the public. We’re launching the series with these two lectures on leadership by President Fitzgibbon.
- Dr. Janet Kaplan, Director of Curatorial Studies, and Dr. Jonathan Wallis, Associate Professor of Art History, will moderate discussions for Fiona Tan Study Day, hosted by the Contemporary Art Department and the Division of Education of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) and the Moore’s Liberal Arts Department in conjunction with “Fiona Tan: Inventory,” a current exhibition at the PMA.
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