The third stage of the project is a publish of your exhibition in which you will demonstrate the research you have done and the progress you have made.
You will need to write the introductory text for your exhibition, explaining your chosen theme, how it can be seen in the works of art you have chosen, and its contemporary relevance. This text must be 3-4 paragraphs (1 paragraph = 100-200 words).
You should also include the labels for three of the artworks from class (meaning from the lectures or your textbook) you have chosen for your exhibition. For each work of art, you will need to provide an image with an identifying caption, a brief description of the object’s form, theme, and context, and a discussion of its relationship to your theme. You should also connect the artwork to other artworks in your exhibition, so that it is clear that the artworks you have chosen are related, and related to your theme. The text of each label must be 2-3 paragraphs (1 paragraph = 100-200 words). Identifying captions should provide the following information: artist (if known), title, date, culture or period, medium, and current location.
To ensure that you are on track with your exhibition, you will need to include a list of the six works of art that you plan to include in your final exhibition. This list can be tentative. These artworks should be from at least three different cultures or periods.
Since you will be doing some research while writing your labels, you will need to include a list of resources at the end of your progress report. You can draw on your textbook and lectures, but you also need to do some further research about the works. You do not need to use actual citations, but you do need to provide the title and URL for at least 3 different sites that you have consulted.
There are many reliable sources of information where you can turn, but please note that you cannot use Wikipedia or other online encyclopedias. Instead, use Smarthistory, the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, A History of the World in 100 Objects, Oxford Art Online (available through Buley Library databases), or museum websites such as The Getty, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or the British Museum. Buley Library also provides a helpful guide
Please attach your publish as a Word Doc or PDF. Your progress report will be due on Blackboard at the start of week 13.
Your final project should include six works of art from the course (meaning from the lectures or your textbook) connected to a theme of your choosing.
You may use PowerPoint or another slide presentation program, you may create a website or video, or you may submit a well-formatted Word Doc or PDF. No format is any better than another, but all should show some effort.
Your final exhibition must include:
A brief introductory panel explaining your chosen theme (3-4 paragraphs, 1 paragraph = 100-200 words)
Images of your six works of art, from three different cultures or periods. Each image must include an identifying caption with: artist (if known), title, date, culture or period, medium, and current location.
For each work of art, write a brief description (6 total) describing the object’s form, theme, and context and connecting it to your exhibition’s theme. You should also connect the artwork to other artworks in your exhibition. Use your own words and ideas, do not copy and paste from the internet! This exhibition is about you and your values, so don’t let someone else speak for you. The text of each label must be 2-3 paragraphs (1 paragraph = 100-200 words).
Finally, a list of at least 6 sources that you used for research on the works in your exhibition or for your introductory text. You should include the title of the website and the URL.
You will be evaluated on the clarity and coherence of your theme (does everything make sense together?), on the quality of your labels (do you describe your chosen artworks well and clearly connect them to your theme and each other?), and on the quality of your presentation (does the design of your final project demonstrate some effort?). See the rubric for details.