THINK MUSEUM STUDIES IS BORING? HAVE YOU EVER EX- PLORED ANY OF THESE?
Cancun Underwater Museum
Sulabh Intl. Museum of Toilets
Cancun, Mexico Iceland Phallological Museum
New Delhi, India Museum of Broken Relationships
Reykjavik, Iceland Museum of Sex
Zagreb, Croatia Torture Museum Amsterdam, Negherlands Ramen Museum Yokohama, Japan The Mummy Museum
New York City
Art in Context
across the media spectrum. These were presented in speeches, the television news, promotional videos, Presidential debates and more. The episodes explored deep questions like the value of art in an age of mechanical reproduction, the de- piction of women in European art, The connections between social status and oil paintings, and the con- nections between color photography (quite new still in the 1970’s) and consumerism. Though he has long passed, his books remain a key- stone of art history, passing along wisdom and in- sights that remain relevant and timeless.
Arts in Context courses hone in on very specific, lo - cal art movements. For example, the Harlem Renais- sance, 20th Century European Surrealism, or Women Artists in Sub-Saharan Africa. These courses relate works to their immediate historical settings—intel- lectual, cultural, economic or stylistic—to better un- derstand their specific achievements.
“Ways of Seeing”
How do we tell truth from fiction? How do we make sense of the ideas contained within our images and symbols? In the 1970’s, art historian and television presenter, John Berger presented these questions and more to BBC viewers in a program and book called “Ways of Seeing.” In it, Berger taught his audi- ence how to see through mindsets different from our own. With empathy, patience and understanding he revealed truths about what we see, and who we re- ally are. He analyzed overt and covert messages from
Arts & Humanities
Don’t Leave College Without Them
Made with FlippingBook - Online magazine maker