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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FA 229 The Artist and the Exhibition: Gallery Practicum

Distinct from the creation of works of art, the logistics of presenting art—from proper construction techniques to the safe conveyance and handling of work and final presentation in an exhibition space—present their own inherit challenges and opportunities for creative problem solving. In this class, students experience these challenges firsthand by assisting with the planning and mounting of actual exhibitions. Utilizing the four exhibition spaces on Arcadia’s Glenside campus, students receive instruction in a hands-on, workshop format on the construction, preparation, transportation, and exhibition of various two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks. Through class trips, readings, and discussions, students also investigate the history of the exhibition space, and how its various uses by artists and curators of proceeding generations have shaped the context that it provides to art works displayed within.

Prerequisite: FA 102 , FA 103 , at least one 100-or 200-level studio art course.