Art Exhibition Class

Exhibition Planning &
Gallery Management

Curating New Media > Independent Study



ARA 560 is a gradaute level course and requires the selection of one addtional reader from 11 different categories in curatorial studies. Readings are assigned weekly and most independent study readers end in by examining a single case study. The student may also select another case study that applies to their personal research than what is in the reader.

A final paper of 3-5 pages is required of all independent studies or a 1-2 page paper with an accompanying project or show proposal that addresses their research interests. 


Week 1

Curating the Digital: Space for Art and Interaction

By David England, Thecla Schiphorst and Nick Bryan-Kinns

[  ] Chapter 1: Art.CHI: Curating the Digital

[  ] Curating Lively Objects: Post-Disciplinary Affordances for Media Art Exhibitions

[  ] Chapter 6: A Free-Form Media for Curating the Digital

[  ] Chapter 11: Adaptability, Personalizable and Multi User Museum Exhibits


Week 2

Virtuality and the Art of the Exhibition: Curatorial Design for the Multi-Media Museum.

By Vince Dziekan.

[  ] Chapter 5: The Multi-Media Museum

[  ] Chapter 6: Curatorial Design


Week 3

A Brief History of Curating New Media

By Sarah Cook, Beryl Graham, Verina Gfader and Axel Lapp


Week 4

Curating New Media

By Sarah Cook and Beryl Grahman


Week 5

Beyond the Box: Diverging Curatorial Practices

Edited by Melane Townsend

[  ] Toward a Theory of the Practice of Curating New Media Art. By Sarah Cook


Week 6

Antimonies of Art and Culture: Modernity, Postmodernity and Contemporaneity.

Edited by Terry Smith, Okwui Enzor and Nancy Condee.

[  ] Chapter 17: Welcome to Info-Aesthetics


Week 7

Naming a Practice: Curatorial Strategies for the Future

Edited by Peter White

[  ] Oh Heck! High Tech! Art Galleries, Ideologies of Practice and Shifting Paradigms of Knowledge.


Week 8

Globalization and Contemporary Art

Edited by Jonathan Harris

[  ] Audio Visionaries of the Network Planet


Week 9

Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture).

By Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter.

[  ] Net Aesthetics 2.0 Conversation: New York City, 206: Part 1 of 3

[  ] Net Aesthetics 2.0 Conversation, New York City, 2008: Part 2 of 3

[  ] Post-Net Aesthetics Conversation, London, 2013: Part 3 of 3

[  ] Digital Divide: Contemporary Art and New Media. By Claire Bishop

[  ] Internet State of Mind: Where Can Site Specificity be Found in Digital Art? By Domenico Quaranta.

[  ] Too Much World: Is the Internet Dead? By Hito Steyerl


Week 10

Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media.

By Beryl Graham, Sarah Cook and Steve Dietz.

[  ] Chapter 2. The Art Formerly Known as “New Media”


Week 11

Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture

Edited by Ivan Karp, Christine Mullen Kreamer and Steven D. Lavine

[  ] Chapter 6: Change and Challenge: Museums in the Information Society. By George F. McDonald


Week 12

New Museum Theory and Practice: An Introduction

Edited by Janet Marstine

[  ] Chapter 9: Visiting the Virtual Museum: Art and Experience Online. By Lianne McTarvish


Week 13

Museums, Equality and Social Justice.

Edited by Richard Sandell and Eithne Nightingale

[  ] Chapter 20: Social Media Towards Social Change: Potential and Challenges for Museums. By Amelia Wong


Week 14

CASE STUDIES: Museums and Their Changing Relation to Technology


Museums in the Digital Age: Changing Meanings of Place, Community and Culture.

By Susana Smith Bautista.

[  ] Chapter 1: The New Museology

[  ] Chapter 2: Framing a Changing Museology in the Digital Age

[  ] Chapter 3: Indianapolis Museum of Art

[  ] Chapter 4: Walker Center of Art

[  ] Chapter 5: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

[  ] Chapter 6: The Museum of Modern Art

[  ] Chapter 7: The Brooklyn Museum of Art

[  ] Chapter 8: Greater than Five

[  ] Chapter 9: A Balancing Act

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