New York City has long been one of the cultural centers in the global art economy. Artists, art historians, curators, art dealers, and auction houses form a complex global network spanning national boundaries and connecting major cities and diverse cultures around the world. These networks tend to be strongly concentrated in key metropolitan cities like New York City, London, Rio de Janeiro, and Cairo. Our approach to art making and the economies of art production will be interdisciplinary and embrace visual traditions that cross cultures.
Hamilton's art program is concerned with the creation of visual incidents, and the dialogue surrounding the communication and placement of a visual object or experience in both contemporary and historical global contexts. Through readings and discussion students investigate the life cycle of an art object from studio to store.
Artists make things. This independent study is concerned with the creation of visual incidents, and the dialogue surrounding the communication and placement of a visual object or experience in both a contemporary and historical context. Students will examine their experiences of the complex relationships in the field of global art via the traditional form of drawing. The sketchbook represents the connection to this ongoing tradition that crosses time and place.
Pre-Req. 100 or 200 level Art Course, Prefer Art 104 or Art 160.
1 Credit. May count toward concentration credit.
Students will receive a credit for working with an artist, or interning at a gallery (profit or non-profit), design firm, auction house, or museum.
1 Credit. Graded Credit/No Credit.
Students continue and deepen their critical examination of the necessity of the arts to human experience through visits to cultural institutions; attending events at diverse cultural institutions, such as P.S. 1, The Kitchen, Dickson Place, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music; and presentations by some of the world’s leading artists, curators, museum and gallery directors, and auctioneers.
1 Credit. Fulfills Art 350 Junior Seminar concentration requirement.