A Century of Self-Expression: Modern American Art in the Collection of John and Joanne Payson
February 28 – June 1, 2014
Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library.
Exhibiting Modern Art Courses:
History of Art 350: Topics in Modern Art: Modern Art in Exhibition
This course, taught by Steven Z. Levine in Fall 2013, explores the history of modern art through the lens of a significant collection of modern American art on loan to the College. Students explore the art historical context of the artists’ work in preparation for the curating of an exhibition of the collection.
History of Art 301: Making an Exhibition: Perspectives on Museums
Taught by Brian Wallace in Spring 2014. This Museum Studies course examines and implements the theoretical and practical aspects of the exhibition of modern art, utilizing access to an important collection of modern art and focusing on collaboration with scholars, educators, students, museum administrators, and campus and public audiences. Students gain broad, deep exposure to the recent history and current state of the exhibition and interpretation of modern art, through this collection-based exhibition and through case studies of historical and contemporary models.