Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
    Oct 27, 2021  
Goucher College 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalogue
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VMC 215 - Museums, Exhibitions, and the History of Collecting (4 Cr.)

(GCR RPP)
This course introduces students to the art and history of collecting from the ancient world to the modern museum. We will explore this topic through a wide range of case studies from the ekphrastic writings of late antiquity, medieval hoarding, and 17th century Curiosity Cabinets to the first museums of natural history, World’s Fairs, art exhibitions, and Epcot. Students will read primary and theoretical texts that touch on exhibition and the power of placement, the art of collecting and collecting as art form, the practice and theory of exhibition, diverse modes of exhibition, and the ethics of collecting and exhibition. Prerequisites: VMC 103 , VMC 110 , or permission of instructor. Fall semester, offered 2020 and every other year. Oettinger.



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