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Final Project

HUMA 1315 Fine Arts Appreciation

Curate a Virtual Museum Exhibition

What is a Curator:

The title curator is given to a person who selects and interprets works of art.

The word Curator comes from the Latin curare meaning “to take care.”

TASK

Create a virtual museum exhibit. Determine a theme for your exhibit. Then choose the pieces which you would put on display if you were actually able to mount your show in a museum.

There are a variety of possible ways to present your project:

Prezi

Collage

PowerPoint

Photo Album

Short Film

Art Project

Video

 

Pick a theme for your museum show – it could be something like “Freedom” or “Motherly Love” or “The Dignity of Work.” Try to pick a broad theme so that you can select art from a wide range of pieces, but choose something that interests you.

Some possible themes …

Race in America

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Reaching for the Stars

Love and Death

Sports in Art

Based on your Identity or Culture

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THEN THE FUN BEGINS!

Start searching for art work which fits with your theme.

In addition, you will need to represent at least 2 issues around identity and culture.

You will be including a minimum of 20 2-dimensional visual art pieces, at least 3 of which should be photographs.

NEXT, LOOK AT SCULPTURE

Find a minimum of 3 sculptures to include in the exhibit which fit in with your overall theme.

Freedom!

MOVEMENT/VIDEO ART PIECE

Include one video of a movement piece or dance or video installation art piece that expresses something about your theme.

AMBIENT SOUND …

Give your exhibit a soundtrack, incorporating at least 4 different pieces, 2 of which must be instrumental.

Think about Tempo, Dynamics and Instrumentation when you make your selections and choose pieces that reflect the overall theme of the exhibition.

What music/sound do you want museum goers to hear while they view the art?

POETRY/SPOKEN WORD…

Include a poem (written) or video of spoken word poem for your exhibit

Think about the tone of the piece and what fits well with your theme and the other artwork you have selected

EXHIBIT FLYER/POSTER

You will also be creating a poster/flyer/poster to advertise your exhibit. What is the image that best captures the overall feeling of your show? Is there a tagline or phrase that sums it up?

Write a Curator’s Statement: This is a full page statement that explains your vision to your audience. It is usually posted at the entrance of an exhibit and should be a clear and concise explanation of the FULL exhibit

CREATE THE VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

Assemble your material into a “virtual” exhibit which can be submitted.

This portfolio will include all the items in your exhibit.

Each item MUST be identified with:

Title of piece

Artist/creator with dates

Year created

Medium (oil on canvas, wood and iron, etc)

This portfolio is the creative part of your Final Project and should give some idea of how your exhibit would look and “feel.” What color would the walls be? In what order would viewers see the pieces? Is the exhibit divided into sub-themes or “rooms”

SHARE YOUR EXHIBIT WITH THE PUBLIC!

Capture a video of yourself presenting the exhibit. Make sure you include:

Professional dress, good posture and vocal expressiveness

Introduction

Professional, imaginative, compelling language

Explain in detail, use examples and point out important details in the artwork

Have a central message that you are delivering

Conclusion

*The above criteria will assess your effectiveness in oral communication, which is important in interviews, presentations, pitches, and more!

SUMMARY

Minimum Required Images:

20 2-dimensional visual art pieces, 3 of which must be photographs

3 sculptures

1 video of a dance or video art piece

1 Spoken Word Clip

4 pieces of music – make sure to identify composers and artists

Poetry/Spoken Word piece

Curator’s Statement

(All of the above will be included in the submitted Portfolio and must be identified according to guidelines.)

Exhibit Flyer/Poster/Postcard

One flyers or postcard or poster which includes the theme of the exhibit and an image which best represents your show

Oral Presentation

Video recording of your confident, professional and engaging presentation