2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 3043 Curators, Critics, & Collectors

This course provides an introduction to the principle institutions that play an ever-increasing part in supporting and shaping the art world of today. During the semester students will read and discuss critical essays on museology and display, patronage and the art market, the role of critics and the art press, and art in the public sphere. The students will visit museums and galleries and meet with curators, gallerists, collectors and critics: encounters that allow them to apply theoretical principles to the real world.