Art 2210 Exhibition Proposal Assignment This semester we’ve placed an emphasis on studying methods to interpret and analyze visual
culture. The final assignment asks you to imagine yourself as a curator proposing an exhibition.
The essay is intentionally open-ended allowing you to work on artworks, concepts, and/or
methods you find interesting. The essay asks you to make a convincing argument for an original
exhibition and using evidence to prove your case. You might choose to write on a specific artist,
movement, theme, medium, etc.
The exhibition has four components:
1.) A 2-3 page double-spaced proposal that explains your concept.
2.) A ‘checklist’ of 10 works that would be included in the exhibition.
3.) A 150-word wall-panel for one work to be included. This should briefly describe the
work and its relationship to the exhibition for a general audience.
4.) A bibliography of at least 10 sources related to the exhibition, these should be
academically sound sources, not just information pulled off of google. Students
should look at academic journals, books, exhibition catalogues and museum
websites, and reputable art journals (Artforum, Tate etc., Art in America etc.). Be
very careful in your use of web sources. These do not have to be works cited in your
proposal, but rather works that are important to the exhibition concept.
Formatting: Art 2210 Exhibition Proposal Assignment
-Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double spaced, 1” margins, 2 pgs.
-Endnotes formatted in Chicago Style
-Submit essay as one single file in e-learning Dropbox.
Structure and Argument (25 points) Art 2210 Exhibition Proposal Assignment
How well does the student set out the key issues and ideas in the artworks/readings?
Does the student have a clearly written thesis statement? Does the conclusion clearly
express the student’s judgment as an independent viewpoint?
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Knowledge and Understanding (35 points)
How well a student describes and analyzes relevant and important issues and concepts
in the exhibition/artwork. Can the student apply the readings to artworks?
Are quotations placed into context? Is material handled accurately/factually.
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