Introduction to Art Curation: New Ways of Seeing the World


Date: June 28th to July 19th

Synchronous Course Meetings:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:30am to 12:00pm EST

Instructor: Jennifer Terzian

Grade Level: 11, 12

Course Description:

Earn 1 Art Credit at MPS for this course

The context of seeing art and the transformative potential art has to inform, educate and inspire are the themes that will be explored throughout this course. Students will select art that will facilitate new ways of seeing, feeling and sensing the world and will curate their own online exhibition focusing on a Global Dialogue amidst our current reality. Central to this course will be meeting professionals in the art world – gallery owners, museum curators and independent curators – all of whom will provide invaluable insight into today’s art market. Students will take virtual tours of current exhibitions at the top galleries and museums and discuss the innovative ways galleries, museums, artists and auction houses around the world are embracing the online platform for exhibiting artwork. In the final days of class, students will present their own exhibitions to the instructor and guests from the art world who will provide feedback. 

Essential Questions include:

  • What is the role/responsibility of the curator in the 21st century?
  • How do we select artists/artwork that examine the political, social, cultural and aesthetic priorities that are currently shaping our lives? 
  • How do the artists we select help to inform, educate and inspire our audience?