Please write a 3-4 page paper based on your experience visiting an art museum or gallery. As this is a distance-learning course, all of you may be in different locations, and elect to visit different places. You may visit one of the sites on the list below. The principal requirement is that you visit a place where you can look at works of art in person.
Visiting a History museum is NOT acceptable for this assignment.
Reviewing an online gallery or exhibit is NOT acceptable for this assignment.
The first 1-2 pages of your paper should outline what museum or gallery you visited, and what you saw there (i.e. did you view a permanent collection of art, or a special exhibition?). Please describe clearly what you saw.
The last 1-2 pages should specifically examine one or two works of art that you saw. Identify the work(s) of art (artist, title, date, medium), and then describe in detail, using the terms studied in class (form, visual elements and principles of design, content, subject). Also, consider these questions: what drew you to that work? What materials were used to create the work? What subject matter (if any) is portrayed? What is your response to the works of art? Do you like them? Why or why not? You should also explain anything else that you consider relevant.
Papers should be 3 pages minimum/4 pages maximum, written in 12 point font with 1 inch margins.
Papers must be written in MLA style. While this is not a research paper, and additional sources are not required, any quotations and direct references (even from your textbook) must be properly cited in footnotes.
Suggested Museums to Visit (check out their websites for visiting information including days and times they are open, and directions):
- Diggs Gallery on the WSSU campus may be open, but that is not yet confirmed
- Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem: http://secca.org/ (Links to an external site.)
- Delta Arts Center in Winston-Salem: http://deltaartscenter.org/ (Links to an external site.)
- Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem: http://www.reynoldahouse.org/index.php (Links to an external site.)
- Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNC Greensboro: http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/ (Links to an external site.)
- Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro: http://www.greenhillcenter.org/ (Links to an external site.)
- Mint Museum in Charlotte: http://www.mintmuseum.org/ (Links to an external site.)
- Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham: http://www.nasher.duke.edu/ (Links to an external site.)
- Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh: http://camraleigh.org/ (Links to an external site.)
- North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh: http://ncartmuseum.org/ (Links to an external site.)
- Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington: http://www.cameronartmuseum.com/ (Links to an external site.)