Museum Critical Review Assignment

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Part 1.  CRITICAL REVIEW of Favorite Artwork– 75 Points

Don’t forget to find a favorite piece anywhere inside or outside of the museum.  Collect the information to complete the critical review later. Be sure to credit your sources if you use them in this assignment.

The purpose of this review is to critically interpret and evaluate a work of art. (ACGM guidelines, 2015).

Based on student attendance a museum exhibition in their community

A critical analysis with personal reflection that demonstrates comprehension of event.

The date, place and time of the event will be cited as a source material

A minimum of 300 words, typed double-paced 12 point font

Measured with objective standards of Creative Thinking VALUE rubric

 

This critical review should be a minimum of 300 words, typed double-spaced 12-point font.   The assignment will be submitted via eCampus as instructed.

 

  1. Description of art object (100 words) up to 30% of points earned for assignment________

Write the name of the art work being discussed, the artist’s name, the date, time, name of museum, size, description of the piece or composition, and the location. In the description, create a visual image with words.

2.     Analysis of the art object (100 words) up to 40% of points earned for assignment________

Based on the description provided in the introduction, analyze the artist’s intent or message within the work of art.  Provide notated research (inquiry) to further interpret the background of the artist and the era in which it was created.   The innovation and expression of ideas of the artist should be better understood through this research.  Discuss the Visual Elements and Principles of Design.  Which Visual Elements and Principles of Design are present in this work of art and give examples. (The visual elements and principles of design are listed and defined at the bottom of the worksheet.)

 

  1. Interpretation of the art object (100 words) up to 30% of points earned for assignment ________

Discuss the content of the piece.  Why was it created? Does it have a narrative or discuss social issues?  What emotional feeling is present?  Summarize your reaction to this art object.

 

  1. PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THIS MUSEUM. ATTACH OF PHOTO OF YOURSELF IN FRONT OF THE WORK OF ART IN THE MUSEUM, OR IF THIS IS NOT ALLOWED, IN FRONT OF THE MUSEUM SIGN.

 

Part 2:  TOUR OF MUSEUM— MUSEUM WORKSHEET, 125 points

 

NEW ACGM guidelines 2015:

 

Select 3 works of art in this museum.  Identify and describe these works of art based on their chronology (the time period they were created) and style, using the Visual Elements and Principles of Design as standard categories and terminology.  See chart below listing these. Not all will be seen in every work of art.

 

  1. At least one of the objects you choose should allow you to investigate major artistic developments and significant works of art from the prehistoric period to the 14th century.

 

  1. At least one work should reflect an understanding of intercultural values and ideas expressed by the creative artists. Write a critical analysis with personal reflection that will demonstrate comprehension of this event and its impact on the community. Consider if the impact might be social responsibility in regard to political, religious or community presented in the imagery.

 

  1. Analyze the relationship of art to history by placing works of art within cultural, historical, and chronological contexts by comparing one piece you have selected from a particular period to another piece you have selected from the 15th century to the present.
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