Write a curatorial statement to introduce your exhibit
Put your PowerPoint Presentation together including images of your chosen artwork and your exhibition texts (submitted in Module 3)
Put together the References Page (if needed) and double-check for proper MLA citation of sources throughout your presentation. Review the MLA Guidelines and Resources
Conclude your presentation and submit for grading!
Create your “Major Assignment: Collection Project” PowerPoint Final Presentation! Your presentation should serve as a virtual gallery of your exhibit including high-quality images of the artwork on display, a curatorial statement, curator’s direction, exhibition texts, and any other information that enhances your visitors’ virtual experience. The presentations should be informative, engaging, and thoughtfully crafted.
Please NO distracting animations or transitions – let the art speak for itself.
The presentation should be organized according to the manner in which visitors would experience the art in person.
Written portions are expected to meet college-level standards, including proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
The Final Presentation Checklist:
Curatorial Statement Slide (see guidelines for “Writing a Curatorial Statement” below)
Curator’s Directions Slides detailing arrangement, organization and aesthetic of the exhibit
Images of 4 – 10 chosen works of art
Exhibition texts to accompany each of the 4 – 10 works of art
Conclusory remarks/final slides
Guidelines for Writing a Curatorial Statement:
The curatorial statement is an introduction to your exhibition, and thus, should appear at the beginning of your presentation (imagine it’s also printed on your museum brochures and printed museum guides) A well-written curatorial statement is your chance to guide your visitors’ experience of your Virtual Exhibit. It provides an opportunity to communicate directly with viewers and to help them recognize the intent and purpose of your exhibit/collection, understand your point of view, and generate intrigue and curiosity about the exhibit they are about to experience. It’s a personal statement from you to your patrons. It should be professional, polished, and inviting.
Curatorial Statements should be 3 paragraphs in length and approximately 250-300 words. Use the following outline to craft your Curatorial Statement:
1st paragraph – discuss the theme and overall message of your exhibition. What inspired this particular exhibit and why is it worthwhile?
2nd paragraph – describe your selection process. How do these few works come together to tell the story you want to tell. Briefly list the types of works that viewers will see in your exhibit. This may include portions of the artist’s statements (if available) and/or excerpts from external press/critical reviews about the works (if available). Be sure to properly cite any external information that is paraphrased or quoted if applicable.
3rd paragraph – discuss any choices you’ve made as the curator to create a positive museum-going experience. What decisions have you made to ensure these are thoughtfully displayed. What final note do you want to leave with viewers about the experience you want them to have when they tour your exhibit?
1-Artist name: Auguste Rodin
Title of work: The Thinker
Date of completion: 1902
Dimensions: (71.5 x 36.4 x 59.5 cm)
The thinker is the most artworks that explain how these thinkers use his entire body and every bone of his body to think. See how he sits, his hand touching his chin, this is usually everyone’s reaction when he is thinking, or something that makes him frustrated. It is a stone sculpture, but I can feel his inner movement, I can still see his mind is very active, his head is still moving, his body is not moving. If I continue to look at this piece of art, I can see how the thinker generates a lot of profound thoughts in his mind, and this response is the reflection of his face.
2-Artist name: Leonardo da Vinci
Title of work: The Last Supper
Date of completion: 1498
The last supper basically is the last meal that shared by Jesus with his disciples before his capture and death. This painting shows a representation of the celestial zodiac signs. Also, the only female in the painting is the Virgo, which is known as (Mary Magdalene) it also makes a trinity, which means that human’s attraction to God. More than that, I can see how disciples are grouped by four seasons and Jesus is in the middle of them, which he is the son. I picked this painting because I remember that I had the same painting hanging in my room while I was young and every time and look at it, I can see that disciples are looking worried. The third disciple on the left raised his hand to make the viewer feel innocent.
3-Artist name: Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael)
Title of work: The Sistine Madonna
Medium: Oil painting on canvas
Date of completion: 1514
Dimensions: 265 cm × 196 cm
In this painting, Raphael was able to create a deep depth in his painting which I can see that he makes Madonna appears in the past in the painting that it looks realistic and naturalistic. I also believe that the color that he used in this painting helped him to make the painting look shiny and accurate. By observing the performance of the painful reaction of the mother and the child, this is the side of death. I personally see this painting in one of the churches but with different materials of work. Also, the two little angels lie on their elbows and look at them, making me feel how dignified the Sistine Madonna is. The background of the painting is full of clouds It fills almost every infinite space in the painting.
4-Artist name: Paolo Veronese
Title of work: The Wedding Feast at Cana
Medium: Oil painting on canvas
Date of completion: 1563
I picked this painting just because of how large this painting is with too many details inside it. By looking further at this painting, I can see a huge tower and there are some birds flying over this tower and some of these birds are flying to the left which I can see that makes the painting more natural. In the center of this painting, I can see Jesus sitting in the middle and he is the only one that looks at the viewer. When I looked at the bottom right, I remembered the Bible story that everyone knows as the miracle Jesus performed at the wedding at Cana. In this painting, I can say that religious symbolism is taking priority over the formal meal practice. This picture is more religious, thank you I thought one of the religious paintings that I liked