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ARTH599 - Curating an Exhibition (Spring 2023)

Resources and strategies for Dr. Heather McGuire's Spring 2023 course.

Beginning Your Research

A view of an exhibition of Haitian art. Two floating walls stand adjacent, each displaying paintings of Haitian subjects and scenes. The far walls display additional paintings of American landscapes and post-War modernist prints.

This guide includes resources to support your curatorial work and exhibition development.

Research is a crucial part of exhibition development. How have artists, artworks, or themes been discussed (or ignored) by others? What does your exhibition have to say?

Through research, you can build an understanding of the people, networks, movements, and histories that surround artists and artworks. This will underpin your analysis of individual works and themes, and can help you to understand what experiences or expectations audiences or other artists might bring to your exhibition.

If you have questions or need help with any of these resources, please reach out. I'm here to help!

The Basics: Find Sources at Mason (and Beyond!)

Search the Mason Libraries collections for books, articles, and more in one simple search. You can also access this search box on the library's homepage.

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As a Mason student, you can also find and borrow materials not owned by our library: