First, you will select a museum from the class list to visit. If you live in town, you must choose from this list. All the museums are linked on the table below, so you can check their websites to see what special exhibits they are showing. For students from out of town, you must email me the name and a link to the museum you wish to visit. You must give me at least 2 weeks’ notice for approval before you go.
You can travel to the museum on your own, with friends, or even with your group members from class.
REMEMBER to bring your student ID so that you get a discount on admission.
REMEMBERto keep your ticket and/or receipt as proof that you visited the museum in case I have questions.
Call the museum you have chosen to ask if they have one day a week where entrance is free. Most museums do.
REMEMBER, when you call make sure to ask if all sections of the museum, including their traveling exhibit(s) are open, so you do not make a wasted trip.
You may want to call or ask at the museum if they run tours. If so, you may want to do the tour to get an introduction to the museum.
REMEMBER to print out Paper Guidelines before you go, so you know what to take notes on!
Plan to spend at least 2 hours there so that you can complete notes to help write your paper when you return home. REMEMBER to sketch ALL FIVE OF the works you will discuss in your paper. YOU NEED A SKETCH FOR EACH SECTION A-E. I just want a rough sketch. I am not expecting a Rembrandt.
THE PURPOSE OF SKETCHING is so that you may sit quietly and contemplate each of the works you will write about. Looking at a work live is not the same as looking at an image or picture of the work (like on your phone). Explore your feelings when looking at the work. Think about how the work makes you feel. Think about what the author may have been thinking when creating the work and the message the author was trying to communicate. You may want to print out these Questions You Should Think About When Looking at Art before you go to help you look at the art more closely.
ONLY pick from the list of museums below. Through the years, these museums have had the highest quality exhibitions. They provide educational support through literature, videos, etc. You may not go to a museum or art gallery that is not on the list. For students from out of town, you must email me the name and a link to the museum you wish to visit. You must give me at least 2 weeks’ notice for approval before you go.
Please don’t ask me if you can go to a science museum, a history museum, an art gallery, an arts/crafts festival, or the Body’s Exhibit instead. These art, not art museums, and thus will not qualify for this paper.
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