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Curating an Experience

Lesson Plan

Description

Students will collaboratively curate an experience around a theme. Students will build the exhibition around artwork, collected artifacts, and written and video explanations to develop a rich experience and help the audience engage more deeply with the theme.

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Areas of Study

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Lesson Objectives

Students will research the ways museums, galleries, and events curate experiences.

Students will determine the exhibition's theme.

Students will determine and collect artifacts used to develop an experience.

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Teaching Strategies

  • Facilitate discussion about how art venues curate experiences.
  • Prompt discussion and collaborative brainstorming to determine the exhibition's theme.
  • Guide students in identifying artifacts used to develop an experience.
  • Facilitate visual storytelling strategies used throughout an exhibit.

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Time Requirements

Teacher Prep Time

1 hour

Demonstration Time

1 hour

Student Studio Time

6 hours

Supplies and Materials

  • Physical exhibit space
  • Computer
  • Paper, pencil, and eraser
  • Artifacts of choice
  • Sticky notes

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Steps

Research

Research a variety of museums, galleries, and events. Identify and brainstorm the different characteristics of an exhibition, experience, and event. Consider the ways a curator creates an art experience by selecting and displaying artwork and other artifacts.

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Instructional Materials

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30 Art Museums to Explore Online

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How Do Museums Present Concepts

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Designing an Exhibition

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Artwork Labels

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Preparing Exhibition Narratives

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Reference

What is an Exhibition Experience?

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ART-ifact Detective

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Discussion Questions

Exhibit Discussion Guide

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Analyzing Artifacts

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Artist Bio

Gabriel Orozco

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Reflection

Reflective Artist Statement Guide

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