Methods Class

Girl with PapersImage and Word: Methods in Art and Art History

This course examines methods and methodologies in studio art and art history. Students practice skills such as analyzing works of art for their visual, iconographic and socio-historical components, summarizing and critiquing scholarly texts and considering their methodological approaches, and giving public presentations. Students will have the opportunity to interact with all members of the Department of Art and Art History and the director of the Dalton Gallery, thus gaining a breadth and depth in their understanding of intersecting and complementary practices in areas of art and art history.

Methods class field trips include:

Art Papers Auction 2011

Susan Bridges, Owner/Director, Whitespace Gallery

Louis Corrigan, Founder, Flux Projects and Possible Futures

Erin Dougherty, Public Programs Coordinator, and Lauren Whitton ’10, Lectures and Gallery Talks Assistant, High Museum of Art

Sylvia Fortin, Editor-in-Chief, Art Papers

Anthony Craig Drennen, Artist-in-Residence, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (and Assistant Professor, Georgia State University)

Stuart Horodner, Artistic Director, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center

Tom Meyer, Photographer