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Art Matters, The Course

The students in Marcus Civin’s Art Matters course created this exhibition.

Posted 11.16.13 by Marcus Civin

Art Matters encourages students to strengthen their connection to art history 

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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.

Participants from the MICA class of 2017:
Briana Arrington
Kaitlin Beebe
Francy Graham
Sandra Grippi
Alexander Harrison
Daniela Hernandez
Saneyah James
Dena Jones
Meral Jones
Nick Jurkat
John Pablo Kantelis
Mariya Khoruzhik
Maggie Logan
Alex Nichols
Jet Orsi
Amber Rhein
Christina Rinker
Livia Song
Emma Tabachnick
Mubtasin Zaman

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.

Image information
This page: [Guerilla Girls] Postcard-Writing Campaign: To Thomas Krens, 1992
Thumbnail: Foreground On the Slates by Clark Coolidge (N7433.4 .C67 O5 1992 Cage). Background Philip Guston's Poem-Pictures by Debra Bricker Balken (NC139 .G8 B36 1994 Quarto).



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