Art 361: Special Projects in Art History
"The Printed Image"
Students in this seminar curated an exhibition of prints and drawings collected by Hope College friend and honorary doctorate recipient, Dr. Richard Wunder. Each student selected thematically related works on which to conduct primary research on each print's or drawing's authorship, provenance, style, iconography and original context and connected them to Wunder's collecting practices. The students contributed to all aspects of this exhibition, including doing the primary research, writing catalog and wall texts, designing the gallery layout and publicity materials. For the opening of the exhibition, the students organized a symposium on print culture and Wunder's collection. The two keynote speakers were Dr. Hope Saska of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Dr. Timothy Smith, Associate Professor or Art History at Birmingham Southern College.