Course Highlight: ART 485

Oct. 2, 2022

ART 485: “Making Exhibitions: 17th-Century Flemish Paintings at Princeton"

What goes into developing an exhibition proposal for an Art Museum?  Students in Ronni Baer’s course ART 485: “Making Exhibitions: 17th-Century Flemish Paintings at Princeton,” will spend the fall semester learning every facet, with the Art Museum’s 17th-century Flemish paintings as their focus.  This week, students began examining works in the Princeton University Art Museum's collection.  As they research selected works and formulate the types of exhibitions they are interested in pursuing, they will meet with Art Museum colleagues for insight and guidance. The course will also prepare them to write loan letters, wall texts and label copy. By semester’s end, they will have a comprehensive understanding of how to bring an idea from initial concept to viable proposal.

"It’s satisfying to give students a taste of actual curatorial work by having them study art as objects and think about creative ways of exhibiting it.”  - Ronni Baer