|Be a Museum Curator|
Have you ever wondered who gets to choose the works that a museum will put on display? Who decides how an exhibit of artworks should be shown to the public, or what particular style should be highlighted? Such important and creative decisions are made by the museum curator. The curator is responsible for selecting the artwork to be featured and arranging it in displays that are both appealing and informative. The job is as challenging as it is fun. Consider the choices a curator faces. Art shows and exhibits are usually organized around themes. Here are some common ones:
These are just a few examples of the possible choices a curator can make when organizing an exhibit or show. As you can imagine, the job of a curator requires a knowledge of art as well as a creative outlook. You might even say that curating is an art in itself!
|Imagine that you have been named Fine Arts Curator of the Glencoe Cyberspace Museum. Your task is to plan your first art show. First, click on the button that will print out your worksheet. Print enough copies for each museum site you visit. Next, view the artworks at the sites listed in the Artist's Passport. Then, decide on a theme. Choose five or six works that will suit your theme. Gather information about each work and organize the details you will need to complete your worksheet. You are ready to begin your job as curator.|
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