Art Matters, The Course
November 16 - December 12, 2013
This exhibit is a course translated into a display of books. Art Matters is a first-year foundation experience that introduces issues of fundamental importance to art, the artist, and art history. This fall, the students in Marcus Civin's Art Matters course created this exhibition as an additional midterm assignment. The exhibition includes library books students discovered through independent research, artist books from the Decker Library collection, student writing, and creative response.
Art Matters encourages students to strengthen their connection to art history. In Art Matters, students learn about artists and artworks and perhaps think about art history in new ways. Art Matters provides students the opportunity to practice the skills necessary to write confidently about art and conduct art historical research. Art Matters involves students with artists, artworks, contexts, and ideas about art that have been historically important.
The display is in two cases upstairs and one case on the lower level until December 12. When you come by the library to see the exhibit, please pick up a handout with comments about writing in Art Matters. -- Marcus Civin
Participants from the MICA class of 2017:
John Pablo Kantelis
Art Matters Instructor: Marcus Civin
Graduate Teaching Intern: Victoria Timpo
MICA Librarian: Marianne Sade
Circulation Policy for books on Exhibit
Circulating books on display in the museum cases may be put on hold at any time during the week, and are available for checkout on Friday. Please see a staff member at the circulation desk to request a book from the cases. Titles, when available, may be checked out at any time from the MRC.
For books on display from the Special Collections (CAGE), please see a reference librarian.
Students setting up display: Dena Jones (R) and Amber Rhein (L)