- Form a
curatorial team of three to five members.
one of the following quotations about America as the theme for an
exhibition of American art:
Fortunately, the time has long passed when
people liked to regard the United States as some kind of melting
pot, taking men and women from every part of the world and converting
them into standardized, homogenized Americans. We are, I think,
much more mature and wise today. Just as we welcome a world of diversity,
so we glory in an America of diversity an America all the
richer for the many different and distinctive strands of which it
Hubert H. Humphrey (191178), U.S.
Democratic politician, civil rights advocate, senator, vice president,
and presidential candidate.
There is no country in the world where
machinery is so lovely as in America.
Oscar Wilde (18541900),
British playwright and author.
The unreal is natural, so natural that
it makes of unreality the most natural of anything natural. That
is what America does, and that is what America is.
Gertrude Stein (18741946),
U.S. poet, playwright, autobiographer, and novelist.
America loves the representation of its
heroes to be not just larger than life, but stupendously, awesomely
bigger than anything else. If blue whales built statues to each
other they'd be smaller than these.
Simon Hoggart (b. 1946),
In Europe life is histrionic and dramatized,
and . . . in America, except when it is trying to be European, it
is direct and sincere.
William Dean Howells (18371920),
U.S. novelist, editor, and critic.
To say nothing is out here is incorrect;
to say the desert is stingy with everything except space and light,
stone and earth is closer to the truth.
William Least Heat Moon [William Trogdon]
(b. 1939), Native American author.
In America, the photographer is not simply
the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.
Susan Sontag (b. 1933),
U.S. essayist, critic, filmmaker, and novelist.
It's the movies that have really been running
things in America ever since they were invented. They show you what
to do, how to do it, when to do it, how to feel about it, and how
to look how you feel about it. Everybody has their own America, and
then they have the pieces of a fantasy America that they think is
out there but they can't see.
Andy Warhol (19281987),
U.S. artist and filmmaker.
- Using the
AMICO Library, choose 25-50 works that reflect, illustrate, contradict,
or explore the ideas expressed in the quotation you have chosen as
a "virtual exhibition" in html of the works you have chosen [NOTE:
the virtual exhibition may be distributed via the campus network,
but not made available to the entire internet without permission of
the owners of the work in the exhibition.]
- In preparing
your virtual exhibition, you should:
a suitable metaphor for the presentation of your exhibition.
a title that reflects your theme and, if appropriate, organize your
exhibition into sub-themes with sub-titles.
colors, typefaces, graphics, and special effects appropriate to
your theme or themes.
appropriate texts and other material to explain your exhibition
to its audience.
present and label each work of art in the exhibition.
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