ARH 426 Curating Centre

This course is part history, part art, part treasure hunt—intrigued? We will discuss curatorial theories and practices as we explore the archives and storage rooms of Centre College; our mission will be to uncover, identify, and begin to inventory Centre’s art collection. We will study the habits of private collectors, the processes of defining objects as "collectible," and contemporary methods for collection display and management. We will grapple with questions about the relationship between the contexts of the viewer and the object, and the diverse ways in which objects can be understood and communicate expressions of experience. Help tell the story of Centre by uncovering the pictures of its past.