For this assignment you will visit an art museum online and select 1-3 cultural artifacts to analyze their cultural and historical context.
The museum you choose to visit VIRTUALLY (online) must be an art museum, not a science museum or a children’s museum. It must have Non-Western art. The work reviewed MUST BE Non-Western in origin. It can be ancient to modern, but must relate to a culture that we have studied in this course.
If you have questions on the Museum Website or acceptable nature of the art studied, please ask me.
If you choose to attend a museum or event “in person” (not required), you are assuming all risks and responsibilities associated with attending. You are in no way “required” to go anywhere “in person” for this course for the Cultural Experience Research Essay or for any other reason.
Pre-CV-19 Crisis Suggestions (not required during the current Pandemic)
One suggested location in the St. Petersburg, Florida, area is the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr NE St Petersburg, FL 33701 (http://fine-arts.org/). The MFA has small sections for Native American, Latin American, African, Indian, and Eastern arts.
There are also exhibitions of Asian art on occasions in the Leepa Rattner Museum on the Tarpon Springs Campus LRMA Leppa Ratner Museum on the Tarpon Springs Campus LRMA https://www.leeparattner.org/ Be sure to focus on Non-Western exhibits for this class.
Also check for Non-Western art exhibits at the Tampa Museum of Modern Art http://tampamuseum.org/on_view/. Be sure to focus on Non-Western exhibits for this class.
Use the following worksheet as a guide to your museum visit and to begin your Essay:
Museum Visit Worksheet-attached below