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Jacob Lawrence Gallery — ART 496: Curating Contemporary Art

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This summer quarter practicum class — taught by the Jacob Lawrence Gallery director + curator — examines the theory and practice of curating exhibitions of contemporary art. We look at exhibitions as a vehicle for the reception of art, philosophies of aesthetic experience, knowledge production, cultural politics, and social engagement. The class studies curatorial methodologies, historical exhibition formats, key watershed exhibitions that changed curatorial practice, as well as the practical skills associated with realizing an exhibition. Guest curators and cultural producers join the class to speak to their practice in relation to the larger cultural field.