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Becoming an Art Curator: Exploring Art history

I’m always trying to find ways to make lessons more student centered, and tied to potential careers in the arts. This year, students in my art history class, are curating their own exhibit, and it’s working even better than I’d imagined. The students are excited and engaged. They’re learning from each other, and gaining a basic understanding of what it means to be a curator. While I”m doing this in art history class, it would also be a great activity for students in high school art classes to do as a group, or as an earlier finisher activity. It helps to expose them to new artists, and gives them a chance to explore a topic that they’re really interested in.

In the video below, we go over the project, and start do some brainstorming. ( sections have been blurred for student privacy)