New undergraduate course for fall 2014: Acquiring Art for the Museum

Buhot

Felìx Buhot (French, 1847 – 1898). L’Hiver à Paris ou La Neige à Paris, 1879. Etching with drypoint and aquatint. Museum purchase with funds from Tom McDonough, 2013.10

Acquiring Art for the Museum

Diane Butler, Director, Binghamton University Art Museum

This course offers students the opportunity to select, by consensus, a work on paper that will be purchased for the permanent collection of the Binghamton University Art Museum. Students will learn about gaps in the print collection and each will advocate for a specific work on paper to be acquired for the museum. Students will become familiar with different print media and build connoisseurship; research an artist and his/her oeuvre; identify and compare similar works recently on the market; and develop and present a purchase recommendation for a specific work of art.

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