Exhibition Presentation Methods

Course Details

Course Number: 4513  Section Number: 201

Spring 2013

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: C105

Days & Times:

CLASS ATTENDANCE:

Attendance and attitude are influencing factors.  You should come to class prepared to work. Attendance is required for the entire class period. Excused absences are those which involve a documented health problem, family emergency, official university function, or religious holiday. Incompletes for the course will only be considered in extreme cases of personal injury or family emergencies.

You are allowed only 2 absences! After 2 absences your final class grade will drop 2 points. Example: Final grade 85 (B), 5 absences, your final grade will be 79 (C).



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MSU Faculty Member
Catherine Prose   
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Course Objectives

COURSE DESCRPTION: A practicum in the fundamentals of exhibition organization. Emphasis on gallery installation and care of fine art objects.

COURSE CONTENT:
This course is designed to provide the student with a general picture of methods used in galleries for installing and caring for temporary exhibitions.

Course content will include:
1. defining the museum
2. defining the gallery
3. museum/gallery standards
4. occupations as it relates to museum/gallery
5. general organization of temporary exhibits
6. presentation needs
7. shipping and crating
8. education materials
9. event planning

GOALS AND OBJECTITVES:
At the conclusion of the course, students will have experienced the methodology and practice of museum and gallery professional standards. They will have gained the basic skills essential for competency in presenting temporary fine art exhibitions. This course is a valuable experience for students seeking a career in a museum, gallery, or in arts administration.
 


Course Expectations

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Each student is required to work 5 hours during the week of scheduled installation or strike. Students must provide work hours in writing the first day of class.

 

We will also have group meetings scheduled Friday’s from 9am-10am. These meetings will be used as preparation leading up to the installation or strike of an exhibit. Each student is required to attend group meetings.

 

Students are also required to work events associated with the main and foyer gallery. Students will schedule themselves for events on the first class meeting

 

CLASS ATTENDANCE:

Attendance and attitude are influencing factors.  You should come to class prepared to work. Attendance is required for the entire class period. Excused absences are those which involve a documented health problem, family emergency, official university function, or religious holiday. Incompletes for the course will only be considered in extreme cases of personal injury or family emergencies.

You are allowed only 2 absences! After 2 absences your final class grade will drop 2 points. Example: Final grade 85 (B), 5 absences, your final grade will be 79 (C).

 

Scheduled Class Meetings:

(Monday’s 12:30pm-1:30pm)

 

Scheduled weeks/days for installation and strike:

Students must sign-up for 5 hours each week

January 15-18 (notice this is first week of school!!!)

February 4-8

February 18-22

February 25-March 1

March 4-8

March 18-22 (working at the special book collection at MSU library)

April 22-26

April 29-May 3

 

The Juniata Harvey Art Gallery Schedule:

SPRING 2013

Work from the Newport Studio: Don Ray McKinney

Main Gallery

January 18 – February 22, 2013

all media

 

ODVA:

Lecture:

FA C111

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 5:00- 6:20pm

 

Opening, Friday, January 18, 2013, 6pm-8pm

 

From the Ceramics Studio V and British Studies 2012

Foyer Gallery

January 18 - February 1, 2013

ceramics, photography

 

Opening: Friday, January 18, 2013 6pm-8pm

 

High School Art Competition

Foyer Gallery

February 9– February 14, 2013

all media

 

Opening: Saturday, February 9, 2013 11am-2pm

 

Sparks: Jenny Yucus and Jorge Montero

Main Gallery

March 8 – April 19, 2013

All media

 

Opening: Friday, March 8, 2013 6pm-8pm

 

ODVA: Jorge Montero, graphic design

* Activities have limited space, please call in advance to register at 397-4264*

 

Location TBA

Workshops:

Wednesday, March 6   

9:30-12:20: Figure and Ground on Typographic Composition

2:00-4:50: Graphic Design Conceptualization

5:00-8:20:  Using Photoshop Alpha Channels for Artists

 

Thursday, March 7

9:30-12:20: Graphic Design Exploration

 

Lecture:

FA C111

Thursday, March 7, 2013         5:00- 6:20pm

 

Critique:

Friday, March 8, 2013

 

Kerri Dawn Carter

Summer Residency Program at the school of Visual Arts in New York City

Foyer Gallery

March 8– April 19, 2013

 

Opening: Friday, March 8, 2013 6pm-8pm

 

ODVA: Abraham Mohler, sculpture

* Activities have limited space, please call in advance to register at 397-4264*

 

Lecture:

TBA

Wednesday, March 20, 2013    TBA

 

Workshop:

FA C114

Tuesday, March 19                  2:00pm-4:30pm

Thursday, March 21                 2:00pm-4:30pm

 

Critique

TBA

Friday, March 22                      10:00am-12:00pm

 

Juried Student Exhibition

Jurors Danny Bills, Museum Curator/Registrar MSU and Francine Carraro, Museum Director MSU

Main Gallery

May 3 – August 2013

all media

 

Opening: Friday, May 3, 2013 6pm-8pm

 

Senior Exhibition

Foyer Gallery

May 3 – August 2013

all media

 

Opening: Friday, May 3, 2013 6pm-8pm

 


Grading Standards

ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADES:
Your grade will be based on your participation of working on exhibitions produced in the main and foyer gallery (see The Juniata Harvey Art Gallery schedule provided on page 2, 3, 4). Your success in this course depends on your ability to keep and maintain a personal calendar of obligations for this course. It also depends on your ability to keep and maintain a personal e-mail account which you check and respond to in a timely manner. Students must notify me of e-mail account changes in writing.
 


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Attendance Requirements

CLASS ATTENDANCE:

Attendance and attitude are influencing factors.  You should come to class prepared to work. Attendance is required for the entire class period. Excused absences are those which involve a documented health problem, family emergency, official university function, or religious holiday. Incompletes for the course will only be considered in extreme cases of personal injury or family emergencies.

You are allowed only 2 absences! After 2 absences your final class grade will drop 2 points. Example: Final grade 85 (B), 5 absences, your final grade will be 79 (C).

 

Scheduled Class Meetings:

(Fridays 9am-10am)

 

January 17 (Tuesday)

January 27

February 3

February 17

February 24

March 2

March 23

March 30

April 13

April 20

April 27

May 4

 

Scheduled weeks/days for installation and strike:

Students must sign-up for 5 hours each week

 

January 17-20 (notice this is first week of school!!!)

February 6-10

February 23-24

February 27-March 2

March 5-9

April 23-27

April 30-May 4

 

The Juniata Harvey Art Gallery Schedule:

 

SPRING 2012

 

Plexus No. 12

Gabriel Dawe

Main Gallery

January 20 – February 24, 2012

sculpture, mixed media

 

ODVA:

Installation with Gabriel Dawe

The Juanita Harvey Art Gallery   

January 17-20, 2012

             

Opening, Friday, January 20, 2012 6pm-8pm

 

From the Ceramics Studio IV

Foyer Gallery

January 20 - February 3, 2012

ceramics

 

Opening: Friday, January 20, 2012 6pm-8pm

 

High School Art Competition

Foyer Gallery

February 11 – February 23, 2012

all media

 

Opening: Saturday, February 11, 2012 11am-2pm

 

Lari Gibbons

Main Gallery

March 9 – April 20, 2012

printmaking

 

Opening: Friday, March 9, 2012 6pm-8pm

 

Stacy Tompkins

Foyer Gallery

March 9 – April 20, 2012

painting, sculpture

 

Opening: Friday, March 9, 2012 6pm-8pm

 

Juried Student Exhibition

Main Gallery

May 4 – August 2012

all media

 

Opening: Friday, May 4, 2012 6pm-8pm

 

Senior Exhibition

Foyer Gallery

May 4 – August 2012

all media

 

Opening: Friday, May 4, 2012 6pm-8pm

 

ODVA: Times, dates and activities to be announced.

Karen Blessen

Lari Gibbons


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