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Gallery/Museum Practices

Studying Gallery/Museum Practices

With this emphasis students have the opportunity to work in the Lawton Gallery and the 407 Gallery (a student run gallery) under the direction of the Curator of Art. In addition to the core gallery/museum practices courses, students are also required to complete a selection of lower and upper level courses in two-dimensional and three-dimensional studios and five art history courses. Internships in regional art organizations and museums are encouraged in this emphasis.

Students contemplating careers as visual artists will also benefit from taking the introductory course ART 395: Exhibition Development and Design. This course introduces the mechanics of exhibition installation and design, and offers vital experience for exhibiting work in galleries and museums.

Gallery/Museum Practices core courses include:

  • ART 395: Exhibition Development and Design (fall only)
  • ART 396: Gallery/Museum Practices, Principles and Policy (spring only)
  • ART 495: Advanced Gallery/Museum Practices (fall & spring)
  • Art 497: Internship in Gallery/Museum Practices (1-12 credits)

For more information please contact the Curator of Art, Dr. Stephen Perkins, or the Art Advisor, Alison Gates.