ARTHIST190-000: Freshman Seminar:Art History "Uncovering Visual Evidence in the Museum"

Topic: Research in the Carlos Museum

January 10, 2017 - April 24, 2017
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1:00pm - 2:15pm
Carlos Museum - Tate
Bailey, Rebecca R S
Appropriate for First Year students.

Limited to freshmen and introductory in nature, these seminars may feature discussion, readings, museum visits, and presentations. Previous offerings have included

Special Evidence-Focused Seminar. For more information:

This seminar will showcase research done in the collections of Emory's Carlos Museum, primarily those of the Americas. Students will learn from a number of successful case studies, while tracing a particular artwork through many stages of discovery. Some work will be done in groups to underscore that museum research is fundamentally a team effort, though it revolves around the curator-specialist as s/he interacts with the other museum professionals. Students will understand how to analyze and evaluate evidence that is based on visual objects, including the uses of scientific testing and how the makers' language can share important features with the aesthetic objects they made. By the final project, students will build an argument with an original thesis, based on the various types of evidence amassed over the term on their focus object.


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