Museum Visit/Fine Art Gallery Exhibit
General Education Capstone Course
Event Details and Guideline Form
Event Title: Fine Art Museum/Fine Art Gallery Visit
Gen. Ed. Category Event should be listed under: Humanities
SCC Competency addressed by event:
- Articulate a personal response to popular or classical works in the humanities.
- Obtain information from a variety of sources and be able to critically analyze and evaluate the information for accuracy and relevance.
Guidelines for accomplishment of event
- Choose an art museum or art gallery from the list provided.
- Choose two pieces of artwork to discuss. (Your choices may include either a sculpture, painting, drawing, photograph, etc.)
- You may begin your journal entry by very briefly (one paragraph) describing the location’s architecture, interior decor, or other notable features. Most importantly in your first paragraph, create a thesis statement where you explain exactly what pieces you plan on comparing/contrasting.
- Look at and make note of the artwork’s information label which describes each piece.
- Notice the title. It may provide essential information to help you understand the artwork.
- Notice the date, materials, and origin. This information may help further frame your understanding of what has informed the artist’s experience.
- Describe the subject matter where applicable, if subject is unknown, attempt to describe what you see.
- The basic elements of any piece of visual art are line, shape, texture, value, & color. Without being overly detailed, describe the art using these elements.
- Describe how these elements are organized or composed.
- Make note of your feelings and thoughts in regards to the art.
- What do you believe the artist intended to communicate?
- Whether or not you like the art, or think it is good or bad, how do you interpret this work?
- Contrast the most obvious differences between the pieces you have chosen to discuss.
- How does art of the past relate to the present in which we live?
- What has this experience of seeing art taught you about creativity and ideas?
Galleries and Museums
- SCC Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Gallery (Do not write on student exhibitions)
- Pulitzer Foundation For The Arts
- Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
- Gallery 210 (at UMSL)
- St. Louis Art Museum (in Forest Park)
- Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (at St. Louis University)
- Foundry Art Centre
- Sheldon Art Galleries
- Laumeier Sculpture Park
- Third Degree Glass Factory
- Kemper Museum (at Washington University in St. Louis)
- Duane Reed Gallery
- Good Citizen Gallery
- Bruno David Gallery
- Atrium Gallery
- William Shearburn Fine Art Gallery
- Phd Gallery
Contact information available on the SCC Sophomore Portfolio (Capstone) website.
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