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    Oct 23, 2019  
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ARHI047 PO - Museum Collecting

When Offered: Last offered spring 2018.
Instructor(s): K. Howe
Credit: 0.5

This course is an introduction to and practical exercise in the decision process guiding museums when they acquire art works. Students will learn about the Pomona College Museum’s mission, standard curatorial practice and the ethics and best practices in making art purchases. Working in teams and under the guidance of the museum director and professional staff, they will review the work of contemporary artists and select an artist on whom to focus. Through research, studio and gallery visits, and an evaluative process considering both curatorial and curricular criteria, each student team will propose an art work for purchase. Teams will present their recommendation in a public forum. The class, with advice of museum staff, will award one proposal with purchase for the Pomona College Museum’s permanent collection. The permanent collection record will carry the names of all members of the class. P/NC grading only. May be repeated twice for credit.



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