Curating plays an integral role in presenting art in contemporary culture—yet few outside its ranks exactly know what goes into the curation of a top-tier exhibit. This course provides an immersive encounter with curatorial practice in today’s art world, with an emphasis on curating contemporary art.
Through thoughtful analysis of what successful curating looks like, you will develop the skills needed to navigate the field, from understanding the role of the curator to planning an exhibition. Introduction to Curating discusses the history of curating as well as the day-to-day responsibilities of a curator and examines how a curator builds a museum-quality collection. This course also explores the way the field is changing and addresses the increasingly complex nature of exhibiting art.
What you will learn:
- A familiarity with the nature of curatorial practice today, including different types of curators and the variety of spaces in which they work.
- The critical components of putting together an exhibition, including how to write exhibition and tour proposals.
- An understanding of how collections are built within and outside of museum spaces and how curators make acquisitions.
- The ability to accurately write a wall text and extended object labels.