Half-semester undergraduate course for fall 2015: Acquiring Art for the Museum


Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945) Tod, Frau und Kind (Death, woman and child), 1910. Etching, drypoint, aquatint and soft ground, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Provost and selected by undergraduate students, 2015.2.

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. All students will attend the IFPDA Print Fair at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC on Friday, November 6. Learn more by reading the story in the Binghamton University Magazine: http://www.binghamton.edu/magazine/index.php/magazine/feature/leaving-a-good-impression

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