ARA 460/560: GRADING BREAKDOWN
Gallery Sitting: 20 Possible days sitting/Install/de-install: 20 Points
Gallery experience: 20 points.
20 Possible 1 hour shifts (may be less, but we still give you full points)
You lose one point the first time you don't show up, 2 points the second time, 3 points the 3rd time, 4 points the 4th, etc.
1 Missed shift = 1 point lost
2 missed shifts = 3 points lost total
3 missed shifts = 5 points lost total
4 missed shifts = 10 points total
5 missed shifts = 15 points total
6 missed shifts = 0 points for gallery sitting
If you know you have to miss a shift see if you can swap with someone in the class or e-amil the T.A. to see if swapping shifts is possible. If something unexpected comes up contact the gallery T.A. immediately, we can usually find someone to cover but we have to know about it!
Failure to switch or contact the course T.A. will result in a loss of points and be counted as an absence!
Homework: 10 Homework assignments total: 50 points
10 Exhibition Reviews: Every art review is worth 5 points.
10 Poster proposals: Every show poster proposal is worth 5 points.
Any mix of Reviews or Poster Proposals that adds up to 10 assignments total.
Homework = 50 point
No, you cannot do more than 10 for extra points!
Mid-Term / Final: 30 Points
Mid-term Install: 15 points (Fall: New Graduate Show Install / Spring: Nathan Cummings Travel Grant Award Show)
Final Install: 15 points (Fall: Undergraduate Winter Juried Show / Spring: Graduate Summer Juried Show)
Final show proposal poster with press release: 15 points
No, you cannot do both installs and skip the final proposal.
Points = Percentages
A+ = 97-100pts A = 93-96pts A- = 90-93pts
B+ = 87-89pts B = 83-76pts B- = 80-83pts
C+ = 77-79pts C = 73-76pts C- = 70-73pts
D+ = 67-69pts D= 63-66pts D- = 60-63pts
F/E = Below 59 points
If you have any questions about your grade at any time, please contact the instructor or TA.
WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS : Art Review and/or Show Proposal Poster Schedule
Dropdown menu for homework: http://www.artexhibitionclass.com/460-homework
1. Formalist art review and/or proposal (5 points)
This method of writing is often use to described formal innovations in an “Emerging Artist Show” or a “New Turn in an Artist’s Work”.
Write a Show Proposal about: “Favorite new artists” or “Dramatic departure in the work”.
2. Iconography art review and/or proposal (5 points)
This method of writing often describes a Greatest Hits Show of canonized pieces or seminal figures in art.
Write a Show Proposal about: “Favorite well known artists” or “Favorite well known pieces”.
3. Biographical/Psychological review and/or proposal (5 points)
This method of writing often describes an artist’s life and personal struggles.
Write a Show Proposal about: “Retrospective Show” or a “Favorite single artist”.
4. Gender Studies review and/or proposal (5 points)
This method of writing is usually used to describe supposedly ‘normative’, biased, and prejudicial cultural assumption about gender, race and sexuality.
Write a Show Proposal about: “Favorite artist or artists that are critical of cultural norms”.
5. Social history review and/or proposal (5 points)
This method of writing is usually used to describe the social influence of living in a certain time and place on art production.
Write a Show Proposal about: “Favorite period of art” or “Favorite place where art was made”.
6. Semiotic/Structuralist art review and/or proposal (5 points)
This method of writing is usually used to describe a genre or art and its conventions.
Write a Show Proposal about: “Favorite genre of art” or “Favorite style of art”.
7. Deconstructionist / Post-Structuralist art review and/or proposal (5 points)
This method of art writing is usually used to describe experimental or exploratory works.
Write a Show Proposal about: “Favorite type pf art that you don’t know what it means”.
8. Comparative art Review and/or Proposal (5 points)
This method of writing is usually used to describe a Two Person Show or comparative works from two different schools, times, or places.
Write a Show Proposal about: “Two favorite artists that you’d like to see in a show together” or “Two schools or movements of art that you’d like to see together in a show”.
9. Art Historical Review and/or Proposal (5 points)
This method of writing is usually used to describe a big survey show or a big topic show.
Write a Show Proposal about: “Favorite ‘topic’ you’d like to see a show about”.
10. Gallery or Museum Review and/or Proposal (5 points)
This method of writing mixes all the modes of analysis together to critique an exhibition or museum show.
Write a Show Proposal about: “Counterproposal to an already existing show” or a “Counterproposal to one of you your own past proposals”.
Every assignment is due the week after it is assigned. Make sure to check blackboard weekly!!!
You should be ready to present it in class and receive feedback!!!
MIDTERMS AND FINALS
Dropdown menu: http://www.artexhibitionclass.com/mid-terms-and-finals
Midterms and Finals: Consist of 1 Complete Installation and 1 Complete Show Proposal with open call, press release, etc.
1 COMPLETE INSTALLATION
Each term the Exhibitions Class has two shows that they help to install which makes up 50% their mid-terms and finals.
EACH STUDENT WILL ONLY WORK ONE EXTENDED DAY OF INSTALL, EITHER THE MID-TERM DATE OR THE FINAL DATE, NOT BOTH.
One extended session of install is the Mid-Term, one is the Final, you will only sign up for one.
THE MID-TERM AND THE FINAL FALL ON DIFFERENT DAYS FOR DIFFERENT SHOWS IN FALL AND SPRING.
In Fall these dates are whenever the New Graduate Show and the Undergraduate Winter Juried Exhibition are scheduled.
In Spring these dates are whenever the Nathan Cummings Exhibition and the Graduate Summer Juried Exhibition are scheduled.
The dates for the extended installs are posted both in our Blackboard sign up shaeet and here: http://www.exhibitionprogramming.com/programming-dates
NOTE: Mid-Terms may or may not fall around mid-term days assigned in other classes and the Final will typically be the week before finals. Both will be scheduled as long sessions on Fridays from 3pm-9pm with one hour off for dinner.
3 Things Each Student Must Do in Order to Pass the Install Final:
1Each student in the Gallery Exhibitions Class must make a poster or a postcard to help advertise the two shows that we help to promote on campus each term. The class will vote on the winning submissions and these will be used to promote the shows. (5 Points)
2Each student will participate in helping to advertise the show, whether by putting up posters around campus, promoting it on social media, or working on a promotional campaign through e-mail and other media outlets. (5 points)
3In addition to developing the look and image of these shows, Mid-terms and Finals also consist of two long shifts that begin at 3pm and go until 9pm with time for a 1 hour break for dinner at 5pm. Sometimes the class may finish early if everything is completely installed. (5 points)
15 Points Total
1 COMPLETE SHOW PROPOSAL
Each term every student must complete one full show proposal.
3 Things Each Student Must do in Order to Pass the Show Proposal Final.
1. Make a poster for the exhibition (5 Points)
2. Write a press release for the exhibition (5 Points)
3. Write an open call for participation (5 Points)
15 Points Total
1 COMPLETE INSTALLATION + 1 COMPLETE SHOW PROPOSAL = 30 points total