Managing Visual Arts Organizations

This course provides an overview of how fine arts exhibition venues work. Through lectures, discussions, field trips, written assignments and visiting speakers, students will be given an introduction to the basics of managing galleries and museums. Topics include: types of galleries, museums, and exhibition spaces, exhibition development and budgeting, curatorial and design responsibilities for exhibits, collection acquisitions and de-acquisitions, audience education and development, proper handling, preservation and presentation of artworks.