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Art History

ARTH 202W Introduction to Art Museum Studies (1)

This course is designed to introduce students to the Art Museum as a distinctive, cultural institution, arising in the late 18th and early 19th century, which produces, organizes, and structures knowledge, and thereby shapes the ways we understand art, history, geography, cultural differences, social hierarchies, and individual identities. The course will cover the origins, history and typology of Art Museums and related institutions around the world; the mission and organization of different kinds of Art Museums; selected theories and methodologies of museology, and selected rhetorical and ethical issues related to accessibility, authenticity, censorship, colonialism, repatriation, nationalism, multiculturalism, diversity, and technology. The course will include several field trips and a final project.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered; Arts & Humanities
  • Prerequisite: 100-level ARTH course recommended
  • Offering: Alternate Years
  • Instructor: De Mambro Santos, Nicgorski, Susik