It's now more important than ever to ensure diversity in and access to the visual arts.
- access to arts education
- professional development for artists
- bringing national attention to Chicago's artists
Hyde Park Art Center presents new curatorial projects by 8-12 participants enrolled in the Curatorial Practices course, a component of the Visual Arts Certificate Program offered by the University of Chicago Graham School in partnership with Hyde Park Art Center. The exhibition will be on view from August 2 until August 27, 2017 in Gallery 2 at Hyde Park Art Center.
Like art, exhibitions do not exist in a vacuum. The Curatorial Practice course focuses on learning the logistics of how to produce a contemporary art exhibition, layout and install the exhibition, and identify a public for the exhibition, while examining touchstone exhibitions made by curators that influenced the field. Meeting once a week for ten weeks, students explore the basic parameters of exhibition-making. This includes such topics as artist research, exhibition proposals and statements, management and care of art, and installation design. Together, the students look at current and historic examples of exhibitions and analyze them to build their own ideas of what makes a good exhibition.
Each exhibition is conceived of, produced, and installed by the students working in teams or individually instructed by Director of Exhibition & Residency Programs, Allison Peters Quinn. The exhibitions feature artwork in a variety of media by artists from all over the world that the students researched and selected to feature in the exhibition.