32113 Graduate Course
WiSe 18/19: The Museum in America: Histories and Controversies
Laura Rhonda Katzman
Information for students
Self-registration on Campus Management or Blackbaord are not possible.
This seminar examines the history, functions, and meanings of museums in society, focusing primarily on the art museum in the United States. Drawing on the ever-growing literature on museology, the course critically addresses the ways in which museums—through their policies, programs, exhibitions, technologies, and architecture—can define regional or national values, shape cultural attitudes, and inform social and political views. The intersection between museum theory and practice will be investigated. Students are encouraged to analyze the ways in which American museums present, display, and interpret the art of the United States as well as that of non-American and non-Western cultures. Using the 20thcentury American art collections at the Hamburger Bahnhof and the Neue Nationalgalerie, the seminar also considers how contemporary American culture is presented through a European lens. Field trips to the plethora of museums on Museuminsel and throughout Berlin will be required. Self-registration on Campus Management or Blackbaord are not possible. close
13 Class schedule
Wed, 2018-11-07 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2018-11-14 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2018-11-21 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2018-11-28 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2018-12-05 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2018-12-12 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2018-12-19 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2019-01-09 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2019-01-16 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2019-01-23 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2019-01-30 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2019-02-06 14:00 - 16:00 Wed, 2019-02-13 14:00 - 16:00