ART APPRECIATION 1301
INSTRUCTOR: †Elizabeth Simon
REQUIRED MUSEUM PAPER
PAPER DUE: Thursday November 8, 2007
You are required to visit the Dallas Museum of Art and write a two-page journal entry (double-spaced, typed) on your experience.† In the journal entry describe your visit to the museum as though you are writing in a personal journal or in a letter to a friend.† Select at least 1 work of art from the† collection that you respond to and/or like.† Spend time looking at the artwork.† You must provide the following information on the work selected:
Artist, nationality, life dates
Location in Museum (e.g. American gallery, sculpture garden)
Describe the work of art physically (as if you are describing it to a friend who hasnít seen it).† Include information on the composition, the formal elements and subject matter. Use terms that you learned in class when appropriate.† Also consider questions such as: What do you think the artistís intention was? Do you think he/she succeeded?† Next, describe why you like or dislike this work of art? (For example, is it aesthetically pleasing? Do you like or relate to the subject matter? Does it evoke any emotion?)
This is NOT a research paper. You are not to use the Internet or any other research tools in writing this journal entry.† The paper is to be based on your own experience viewing the work of art and the application of information you have learned in class and from the textbook.
It is required that you turn in both a hard copy (paper) and an electronic copy (diskette, CD) of this assignment.† Also you must turn in proof that you actually visited the museum (ticket stub, parking receipt, photo of you in front of the museum, etc).† The paper is to be presented in an organized fashion and held together in a folder or binder with your name on the paper, the disk and the folder/binder.
NO PAPER WILL BE ACCEPTED LATE.† BOTH THE HARD COPY AND THE DISK OF THIS MUSEUM ASSIGNMENT ARE DUE IN CLASS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2007.† NO EXCEPTIONS.† IF YOU DO NOT TURN IN A PAPER YOU WILL RECEIVE A GRADE OF ď0Ē FOR THIS PORTION OF YOUR CLASS GRADE.