Introduction to Art History-- M. Davis

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome to Intro to Art History with Ms. Davis. This course will have a project-based focus with the following topics serving as approaches to the subject: Food and Shelter; Deities and Places of Worship; Mortality and Immortality; Power, Politics, and Glory; The Body; Race, Gender, Clan, and Class.

You will be partnered with one or two other students for the term, and you will work together to do research, to update your section of the wiki with news of your discoveries, and present your ideas to the class.

Resources[edit]

resource description
ARTstor "Over 300,000 digital images documenting traditions across many times and cultures and embracing,
among others, architecture, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design."
GroveArt "Articles on the visual arts from prehistory to the present day including illustrations
with web links to museums and other art resources."
Electronic Databases A full list of electronic databases available to Westminster students.
ArtsJournal Daily arts news from more than 100 newspapers, magazines and e-publications.
Iconoclass A vast online collection of paintings, drawings, and photographs maintained by the Netherlands Institute for Art History.
Fiber Arts Resources Sculpture Surface Design Fiber Arts Contemporary Crafts Craft Council Weave Spin Dye Fiber Scene Women and Their Work American Craft 62 Group Fiber Art Center Various websites related to fiber arts

Museum Websites[edit]

The Museum Of Modern Art, New York

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

The Andy Warhol Museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Salvador Dali Museum

Musee Matisse de Nice

The Van Gogh Museum

Tretyakov Gallery

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Tate Modern

KunstMuseum Basel

Kunsthistoriches Museum Wien

Le Louvre

Le Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon

Le Musee D'Orsay

The National Gallery of Art

Museo del Prado

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art

http://www.high.org/

http://www.mcachicago.org/

The National Museum of Wildlife Art

Museum of Arts and Design

Pinakothek München

uffizi Firenze

Podcast Links[edit]

Southern Arts Federation This site lists fifteen separate podcasts featuring interviews with artists from varying fields.

WTMD Artists Interviews A collection of interviews featuring musicians from various musical genres.

Libsyn A directory for thousands of different podcasts covering every conceivable topic.

Reflections[edit]

Alison and Alek - Religion

Connor and Rawson - Power and Authority

Sona and Anna - Race, Class, and Gender

Kristen and Elizabeth - Mortality and Immortality

Yeshwanth and Emma - Power, Politics, and Glory

Connor

Emma

Sona

Yeshwanth

Anna

Alison

Elizabeth

Rawson

Alek

Kristen

Ms. Davis

Mr. Bishop

Ms. Barker


Introduction to Art Podcasts[edit]

Class Project and William Anderson Interview Podcasts

Self-evaluation rubric for assignments[edit]

Transparency in thinking (30%) This would be seen in your presentation, in the way you talk about how you arrived at your idea and how you went about conducting research. This would also be evident in your reflections, the kind of thinking you are expressing as you move along in developing your idea and locating information. It also occurs when you are an observer and participate by asking questions or making comments about your peers’ efforts.

  • What did you do well in revealing your thinking?
  • What could you have done to make your thinking more transparent?

Ideation and Communication (20%)

  • How did you form your idea/ concept/ thesis?
  • What questions drove your idea?
  • What methods (brainstorming, mapping) did you use to form your idea?
  • What’s the back-story on your idea?
  • Does the quality of your concept expand the viewer/audience thinking?
  • What did you do well in defining your idea?
  • What would you add, subtract or change?
  • How did you decide on the presentation format for communicating your idea?
  • How well did you communicate your idea to the viewer/reader/audience?
  • What were the means for communicating your idea?
  • Did the audience’s questions provoke additional discussion?
  • What did you do well in communicating your idea to your audience?
  • If you could do this again what would you change?

Historical Context and Citations (30%)

  • Did your work include historical context for the works of art your selected?
  • Did you provide background information to the audience that would expand their knowledge of the work and your reasons for selecting the work?
  • How well did you contextualize the work/s of art?
  • What would you do differently the next time?
  • What were your sources for information and images?
  • Was the quality of your sources primarily from academic scholarship and databases?
  • Do your citations reveal the depth of your thinking?
  • What was the quality of your sources?
  • What would you do differently the next time?

Grammar and Spelling (10%)

  • Did you use spell check and then proof read your work before submitting it?

Following guidelines of project (10%)

  • Did you respond fully to the guidelines of the project?


INTRO to ART HISTORY Project 1 Museum Plans New Acquisition Self-evaluation Rubric

NAME__________________________________________GRADE_________DATE__________

Use a 1-5 scale with 1 being the least successful and 5 being the most successful.

CRITERIA SELF-EVALUATION PEER/TEACHER EVALUATION Transparency in thinking (30%)

What did you do well in revealing your thinking?


What could you have done to make your thinking more transparent?


Ideation and Communication (20%)


What did you do well in defining your idea?


What would you add, subtract or change?


Historical Context and Citations (30%)

How well did you contextualize the work/s of art?


What would you do differently the next time?


What was the quality of your sources?


What would you do differently the next time?


Grammar and Spelling (10%)

Following guidelines of project (10%)


Assignments[edit]

20 August 2007

22 August 2007

28 August 2007 (Art Review)

30 August 2007

19 September 2007

5 October 2007

30 November 2007 (Museum Project)

Citing Sources[edit]

The University of Arizona Library - START HERE

Westminster's Conventions of Documentation

Dartmouth University's Guide to Source Citation

Citing Images, Including Paintings and Other Works of Art

Citing Grove Art


KimberleyB 13:24, 2 July 2007 (UTC)KimberleyB