The Curator_American Art History

What does a curator do? He or she comes up with ideas for exhibitions that they think are important of interesting to the public. They design the layout of the exhibition (i.e. how and where the works are displayed), write a brochure or wall labels, and sometimes give tours of the exhibition. Imagine that you have been given this job and the director of your museum has asked you to come up with a concept for an art exhibition that includes at least five works of art that were either discussed in the lectures or in your textbook. The works in your exhibition must support a common theme, style or idea that you think would be compelling for the public but do not need to be of the same time period. The theme is entirely up to you. The only theme you may NOT choose is the work of only one artist. Once you have decided on the artworks to be displayed, create either an exhibition brochure, the exhibition design or film/record yourself giving a tour of the show. If you choose the exhibition brochure, it must include at least two-pages of text explaining the theme and why each work was selected. If you design the exhibition or film yourself giving a tour you must do it in a format that can be uploaded to the course for grading (docsharing works well) and you must write a two-page paper explaining why the works are important, why you made the choices you did and how the works relate to each other.