Art and Litereture
Art assignment one: Students will develop a small sculpture that is a minimum of eight inches tall, by four inches wide. Please use found materials and supplies from your home or another accessible location to create a modified object. The different mediums that you choose should be manufactured objects or materials. You are welcome to include any materials that you wish. Submit at least two photographs accompanied by a 1-2 paragraph write up describing the form and content of your piece Art assignment Two: Students will be asked to develop a work of art with natural, organic materials. This may include any sort of found material in nature such as dirt, rocks, sticks, water, earth pigments, or any sort of naturally occurring material. Your work of art should be at least one-foot square, and a height of your choice. Submit at least two photographs accompanied by a 1-2 paragraph write up describing the form and content of your piece.
Write 5 pages thesis on the topic perceptions about art education from the curators end. The author of the paper states that for the curator to deal with his on the job and the off the job functions, it is necessary that the curator is educated and up to date with various forms and kinds of art. In order to further the education and research of curators, it is the duty of the curator and the employing institution to allow for research and personal growth. Additionally, the curator should be allowed to interact with art experts and curators through the course of regularly scheduled meetings, conferences and through specialist interactions. Another important tool in the curators educational arsenal is various forms of catalogs. These publications and others like them are required to educate both the aspiring curator and the expert curator alike. As new developments take place in the world of art, it is important that the curator is updated effectively through a properly standardized channel of communication such as catalogs and information plaques. Another interesting aspect to note is that the curator from a few decades ago was required to be well informed about works of art alone. However, the modern curator is required to have knowledge of people and their interests so that exhibitions may be successful. It has been suggested that the modern curator should perform small exhibitions in order to gauge the interest of the public so that larger exhibitions are more successful. Certain scholars have argued that the roles of the modern curator have assumed new dimensions due to the growth of new tools of engagement with wider audiences. The modern curator has been interpreted as being a marketer, an interpreter, a program producer, a conservator, and other such allied roles. The modern curator has to be more involved with people and presentation compared to the traditional curator given the massive changes in how communication is managed. It is relevant to note that the uptight and self ostracised curator of the past has given way to a more interactive and friendly curator in the present era. Currently, the role and use of art education in curatorial practice are available but its participation needs to be increased given the kinds of new roles and responsibilities that the modern curator in the museum will have to face. The current frameworks for educating curators through museums are limited in their scope and the means that are being utilized. It is common to notice conventional means such as catalogs, information plaques, physical conferences and the like organized by museums. The need of the hour is to expand the current conventional museum curator education frameworks to incorporate digital means and channels of education. The education of the modern curator is not about becoming aware of art or of developing awareness about other myriad people interaction roles. Instead, the modern curator has to be taught to assume an independent learning framework that allows the modern curator to remain afloat in the vast sea of knowledge throughout his entire career. Presently, the curator is provided with a fixed educational frame within the museum environment that consists in large part on conventional means of education as mentioned above. The greater burden of the curators education has to be left to the curator himself since the museum can only act as a channel for education. .