Museum assignment final

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College of Staten Island Introduction to Visual Arts Museum Assignment Due on April 13, 2011 The following are topic headings and questions that you should use in writing up your report on our museum visit. The recommended museum is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, since it has the widest selection of art in the city. The admission is suggested so you can pay whatever you like. Please visit for more information on how to get to the museum and what you will expect to find there If you have not been there before, you will learn that the Met is extremely big, too big. Therefore, you should be selective about what you want to see. In order to use what we’ve learning in class, focus on four galleries: 1) Greek and Roman Art; 2) Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; 3) Modern Art (including the rooftop garden); 4) European Paintings. Stop at the information disk in the middle of the entrance lobby and get a map so you can get an idea of how the museum is laid out. This assignment is meant to have you engage the museum in a way that considers not only the content of the museum (i.e. the artwork) but also its form (the architectural layout). In other words, you should think about the works the museum presents to you, as well as how it does this. This is meant to be a thoughtful and critical engagement with a museum. Use the following headers and questions to provide your responses. Use Word to fill in the form; you should use as much space as you need to fully answer the questions. Do not fill in this form by hand. (You can print this out to use as a worksheet during your visit but the final submission should be filled in using your Word program.)
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The Mission Look online at the museum’s website and locate the mission of the museum. What is the stated mission of the museum? Keep this in mind throughout your visit. The museums mission centers on the importance of the work of art in its collection. The museum catches the people’s attention by acquiring works of art that are the finest of their own kind. They museum tries to do this with all pieces of art from all different times of period in history. The collections are placed in a safe and appropriate environment. The staff is very supportive in all sectors of the museum. Where is the mission found within the museum? Is it written for all to see or is it in a piece of literature available at the entrance? Looking at the museums website, I located that the museums mission is located as the mission statement. It is written for all to see as a piece of literature available at the entrance. While walking around you will also notice that every Met’s collection is clearly following this museums mission. Is it written clearly or do you think it’s too obscure, or too general? What
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course ART 100 taught by Professor Stephaniejeanjean during the Spring '08 term at CUNY City.

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