2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IPHOT 3740 Art in Context

This team taught course is designed for more advanced students interested in exploring the contemporary art scene in Boston, New England, and New York. Established guest artists from Boston and beyond will visit the class over the semester to discuss their careers, talk with us about current projects, provide students with critiques, and make suggestions about future directions, which will provide students with new ways of thinking about their work and will be the basis for in depth discussion about a variety of ways they can present their work. Students will be encouraged to see and assess their work from the viewpoint of those they will be approaching after graduation (curators, dealers, agents, etc.) and to consider a variety of possibilities for their career in the arts. The course will include trips to studios, galleries, and museums to see work, visit collections, and meet artists, curators, and collectors. This class is structured like a seminar to allow for trips to Brown and RISD, as well as one major trip to New York for visits to MoMA, the ICP, Whitney, Metropolitan, and selected galleries.