Beyond the White Cube: The Public Art Fund and the Democratization of Culture in New York City
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: The Arts
Course Number: LVIS 3201
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
  • Visual Arts
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Nonprofit Management
Study the intricate inner workings behind mounting artistic exhibitions in this special partnership with the Public Art Fund, an organization devoted to providing a visible platform for international experimental artists to engage with diverse communities and unique sites. Students in this class will gain a hands-on, behind-the-scenes look at the complexities of the curatorial selection process, while exploring the history of experimental exhibitions and artistic practices that move outside the traditional exhibition circuits. In addition, students will examine the role of public art in political activism and social interventions. Topics include audience, public space and democracy, social activism, and the politics of representation, among others. 2 Student Fellows will be selected to assist in the research process for upcoming exhibitions and develop a class blog site.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Undergraduate students.