Exhibition and Museum Studies considers how socioeconomic, political, and cultural contexts affect creative production, and how exhibitions become—in and of themselves—contemporary art.
Students focus their questions and research on museums, galleries, and other forums for display, including alternative sites, communities, borders, and places. We challenge students to consider the shifting and expanding role of visual culture to society and to scrutinize how methods of display alter, inhibit, or promote the work of artists.
RECENT THESIS PROJECTS
EXHIBITIONS AT WALTER + MCBEAN GALLERIES
An in-depth look inside Feathered Changes, Serpent Disappearances with Mariana Castillo Deball and Christopher Squier, SFAI + Kadist Artist-in-Residence and Fellow, respectively.
Mariana Castillo Deball: Nowadays, we have more devices to help us control everything that’s unpredictable. So I think what is interesting to me about John Cage is that he was trying to give up control.
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