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This paper is for a conservation and curation class. It focuses on researching R

This paper is for a conservation and curation class. It focuses on researching Rembrandt’s ‘Night watch’ conservation and curation in 2019. It should entail the original methods of creating the piece, including material, underpainting/drawing, and any other artist methods. In regards to the analysis of the conservation method, it should highlight identifying and explaining methods of analysis, summarizes findings, describes techniques, describes materials, historical context, identifies challenges, and evaluates the significance.

The HUM2020 Cultural Awareness Essay is designed to evaluate your understanding

The HUM2020 Cultural Awareness Essay is designed to evaluate your understanding of Florida Gateway College’s Cultural Awareness General Learning Outcome: Students will explain how aspects of culture relate to the human experience.
As we have discussed throughout this course:
The arts are an important aspect of culture and are unique among the humanities in their ability to express values, with values being part of the human experience. We have grouped values into five specific types: individual, societal, spiritual, political, and environmental.
All art disciplines express the human experience in some way, shape, or form. We have focused on three fundamental art disciplines: the visual arts (specifically painting and sculpture), literature (specifically poetry), and music (specifically instrumental classical music).
There are three types of criticism used to analyze art: descriptive (focused on form and subject matter), interpretive (focused on how form transforms subject matter into content), and evaluative (focused on the standards of perfection, insight, and inexhaustibility).
With the above in mind, write an essay in which you:
Discuss the three value types that are most important in your life and explain how each value type is expressed by a specific work of art (from those provided for this assignment, with each work being from a different art discipline) using descriptive criticism, interpretive criticism, and evaluative criticism.
Your essay must be 1000-1250 words long and should be written in multiple paragraphs, as follows:
INTRODUCTION [at least 200 words]: State the purpose of this essay (an introductory sentence is sufficient) and explain which of the three value types are most important in your life. List and discuss your three value types in the same order that you will use them in the following three sections of your essay (see steps 2-4). This section should be one to two paragraphs.
VISUAL ART [at least 200 words]: Use descriptive criticism and interpretive criticism, including relevant discipline-based vocabulary, to discuss ONE work of visual art from the Works for Course Essay page that YOU believe expresses your first value type. When writing this section, make sure that there is a clear distinction between your use of these two types of criticism, as follows:
Write a paragraph in which you introduce your chosen work, state the value type that you believe it expresses, and use descriptive criticism to describe the work’s subject matter and overall form.
Write a paragraph in which you use interpretive criticism to explain how your chosen work expresses the value type, focusing on ONE specific aspect of the work’s form that best enables it to do so.
LITERATURE [at least 200 words]: Use descriptive criticism and interpretive criticism, including relevant discipline-based vocabulary, to discuss ONE work of literature from the Works for Course Essay page that YOU believe expresses your second value type. When writing this section, make sure that there is a clear distinction between your use of these two types of criticism, as follows:
Write a paragraph in which you introduce your chosen work, state the value type that you believe it expresses, and use descriptive criticism to describe the work’s subject matter and overall form.
Write a paragraph in which you use interpretive criticism to explain how your chosen work expresses the value type, focusing on ONE specific aspect of the work’s form that best enables it to do so.
MUSIC [at least 200 words]: Use descriptive criticism and interpretive criticism, including relevant discipline-based vocabulary, to discuss ONE work of music from the Works for Course Essay page that YOU believe expresses your third value type. When writing this section, make sure that there is a clear distinction between your use of these two types of criticism, as follows:
Write a paragraph in which you introduce your chosen work, state the value type that you believe it expresses, and use descriptive criticism to describe the work’s subject matter and overall form.
Write a paragraph in which you use interpretive criticism to explain how your chosen work expresses the value type, focusing on ONE specific aspect of the work’s form that best enables it to do so.
CONCLUSION [at least 200 words]: Use evaluative criticism to justify which ONE of your three chosen works best demonstrates the standards of perfection, insight, and inexhaustibility in expressing its respective value type. This section should be one to two paragraphs.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
Outside research is NOT permitted for this assignment. While you may review the course material as needed, you may not conduct ANY research on your chosen works. Doing so will be considered academic dishonesty, resulting in your essay earning a “0” grade.
While you may review the material included for each work on the Works for Course Essay page, you may NOT quote or paraphrase it in your essay. You may include basic facts about a work from this material, though your work analysis must be completely your own.
Your completed essay must be submitted by the posted due date as a PDF file via the submission link for this assignment. Late submissions will not be accepted for any reason, except in the case of significant documented medical and/or personal issues.
Properly punctuate and format work titles as explained on the Writing About the Arts page. After doing so the first time in your writing, you should refer to each work simply by punctuated title OR by artist and work type (e.g., Cole’s painting) – not by both.
When discussing any type of art work, avoid such meaningless wording as, “The red gave the painting a pop of color!”. Instead, use descriptive wording, such as, “The artist’s use of red adds a strong contrast to the painting’s overall color scheme of dark browns and greens.”
When discussing a work of literature, you may quote select lines from the work if necessary and if you properly enclose the lines in quotation marks. However, such quotations will NOT count toward the assignment’s minimum word count requirement.
When discussing a work of music, focus on the work’s emotional content rather than on imagery that it inspires (e.g., no “it made me think of a field of flowers”). Also, please do not reference cartoons when discussing a piece of music (e.g., no “Tom & Jerry” or Disney).
Your essay must meet the assignment’s minimum word count requirement (1,000 words), though doing so does not guarantee that it will earn a passing grade. Even more important than meeting the minimum word count is the content quality of your essay.
Make sure to carefully proofread your essay for writing quality, including grammar and mechanics (spelling, punctuation, capitalization, etc.), before submitting it. If you need help with your writing, you are encouraged to make use of Tutor.com.
Your essay MUST be formatted as “print-ready”, with one-inch margins, double spacing, indented paragraphs, page numbers, and a standard 10- to 12-point black font (e.g., Calibri). Include a title (e.g., Course Essay), your name, date, course, and section at the top of your essay.
Your completed essay should be carefully compared to the below rubric before being submitted. In addition to the items listed on the rubric, point deductions up to 30% of the essay grade (45 pts.) may be incurred for writing, formatting, and/or citation issues.

Assignment Content Remember the LIST of Visual Elements you created for DB#2 fro

Assignment Content
Remember the LIST of Visual Elements you created for DB#2 from your reading in the Getlein textbook? You used those elements of art to unpack an artwork. In this THIS assignment you will AGAIN use those elements to unpack artwork—the art of Olafur Eliasson.
WATCH: https://youtu.be/5j8f-uU6YtM
BOOK: Getlien, Mark. (2014). Living With Art: 11th Edition. McGraw Hill Education.
HOW TO DO WRITING ASSIGNMENT #2. 800 WORDS DUE
Review your lists from Week 2. Visual Analysis should reflect the knowledge you gleaned from the text about the KEY VISAUL ELEMENTS in art. These are the formal elements that make up an artwork. As you read the textbook NOTE AND LIST what Getlein says about each visual element.
Now WATCH the amazing Olafur Eliasson video posted on Blackboard, and notice his use of repeating visual elements, such as circles, light, and color.
Recall and site quotes of the various visual elements from the reading in Chapters 4 & 5.
Select at least three artworks from the video on Eliasson. Describe how these Visual Elements and Principles of Design are used in and how they help to communicate the ideas found in Eliasson’s work shown in the video. Which of his works from the video most engages you and why? This is a “description” paper, so describe as many visual elements as you can and how he uses them. Back your observations with quotes from Getlein. DESCRIBE what you see.
The intention of this paper is for you to notice how Eliasson intentionally uses visual elements to communicate his ideas in his art work. You could consider doing a mindmap for these works and then discuss it in your paper. Please do not use other sources than your textbook and the video. This is NOT a research paper. I don’t want to read about Eliasson’s life or career. Focus on the art.
*CREATE a mindmap on a slide for these works and then discuss it in your paper. Don’t forget to add in the bibliography for both the textbook and the video.*
MIND MAP INSTRUCTIONS: MINDMAP SHOULD BE SEPARATE FROM PAPER!
Key MINDMAP questions are: Place name of artist, artwork, medium, dimension, year, and collection of in the center of the mindmap.
Who made it? Put in the CENTER of the mindmap: Name of Artist, TITLE of work, Size/Dimensions, YEAR, who owns it (if applicable)
Describe Object – Subject. What is going on in this work of art? What can I see just by looking at this art work?
Context in which the artwork was created. Note the year. What do we know about this time? What was going on in this place and/or year? When was it made, and what was happening in art and broader history at that time?
Artist and/or Artistic Style. What do you think the artist was thinking? What was their intension? Why did the artist create this work and what is its meaning to them, and to us now? Does it fit into an artistic style? Note that. Describe the style as you understand it. Back this up with quotes from Getlein.
How was this art work actually made? What are the materials use?
Who paid for it? Why was it created?
Formal Analysis – line, color, perspective, mass, volume, etc. You will learn the elements of art in the next few chapters in Getlein. DESCRIBE what you SEE!
LASTLY CREATE ANOTHER MINDMAP on a slide:
Pick a favorite artwork from the TEXTBOOK and create a mindmap for that work, using key questions to unpack your artwork. To do this you fill in / flesh out more information in the ‘NODES’ as you go along. The more robust you make your mindmap, the easier it is to write the papers/DBs. An example can be found if you Google examples. There is no WRONG mindmap as long as it’s drawn out—do not list the questions.
It is a very useful tool/method to organizing your thoughts. The mindmap must be uploaded to the Discussion Board (here) as a JPEG or image.
Key MINDMAP questions are: Place name of artist, artwork, medium, dimension, year, and collection of in the center of the mindmap.
Who made it? Put in the CENTER of the mindmap: Name of Artist, TITLE of work, Size/Dimensions, YEAR, who owns it (if applicable)
Describe Object – Subject. What is going on in this work of art? What can I see just by looking at this art work?
Context in which the artwork was created. Note the year. What do we know about this time? What was going on in this place and/or year? When was it made, and what was happening in art and broader history at that time?
Artist and/or Artistic Style. What do you think the artist was thinking? What was their intension? Why did the artist create this work and what is its meaning to them, and to us now? Does it fit into an artistic style? Note that. Describe the style as you understand it. Back this up with quotes from Getlein.
How was this art work actually made? What are the materials use?
Who paid for it? Why was it created?
Formal Analysis – line, color, perspective, mass, volume, etc. You will learn the elements of art in the next few chapters in Getlein. DESCRIBE what you SEE!

Virtual Gallery Visits Guideline (Modified to include a virtual tour of a museum

Virtual Gallery Visits Guideline
(Modified to include a virtual tour of a museum for the second part of this assignment.
Please read this guideline carefully before you start your project)
The paper should be clearly written (reduce grammatical and spelling errors) and organized
according to the following guideline. Four pages (minimum) to six pages and double spaced with
a 12 font are required. Margin should be set at default. Word document is preferred.
PART ONE:
Explore an official website of an existing museum, such as the official site (ending with .edu
or .org) of the National Gallery of Art in D.C. (www.nga.org), the Louvre in Paris or Vatican
Museum in Rome, etc. You are at liberty to choose which official site you would like to explore,
however not duplicating with your fellow classmates. The museum of your choice must house in
their permanent collection at least one art work (painting or sculpture) discussed or included in
your textbook. You can refer the image label (below or next the image) to locate the name of the
museum which holds this particular art work in their collection. Let’s see, you can start with your
favorite painting for which you always want to find out which museum or gallery owes it (just a
suggestion for a start).
*A sign-up thread is posted in our discussion board where you can post your choice of the
museum and its site link. Your choice is determined based on “first-chosen and first-taken” rule.
For example, if your classmate first chooses the official site of a museum, you coming after him
or her cannot choose the same site, in this way, we will avoid the situation many students decide
to choose the same museum. Please make sure you sign up early. When you post your
choice, indicate the name of the museum and the official website address (e.g. The Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York City; www.metmuseum.org).
** Your choice has to be the official website of a physically existing public or private museum;
it cannot be a web gallery (those that compile art images from different sources without a
physical location of a gallery or museum, such as “web-gallery of art”
https://www.wga.hu/index1.html – which is unacceptable)
On our home page, I have a module of Museum Links, clink there, you will find sites of
museums worldwide that contain works cited in our textbook. Or more extensively, you can
search Google Arts and Culture site, there are 2500 museums worldwide listed
https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en&tab=pop
***You can also choose the same museum for Part II of this paper, a virtual “real-time” tour of
the museum only if the museum of your choice offers a “real-time” virtual. Please check the
museum site first. “Real-time” means you can follow a cursor or an arrow (provided by the
museum) to move within the museum from one gallery to another.
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Museums in nearby cities (For your reference)
WASHINGTON D.C.:
National Gallery Art: http://www.nga.gov/
Freer and Sackler Galleries of Asian Art: http://www.asia.si.edu/
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: http://hirshhorn.si.edu/
Smithsonian American Art Museum: http://americanart.si.edu
The National Portrait Gallery: http://www.npg.si.edu/
THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION: http://www.phillipscollection.org/
National Museum of African Art / Smithsonian Institution: http://www.nmafa.si.edu
NEW YORK CITY:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: http://www.metmuseum.org/home.asp
Guggenheim Museum: http://www.guggenheim.org/
MoMA | The Museum of Modern Art: http://www.moma.org/
The Frick Collection: http://www.frick.org/
Whitney Museum of American Art: http://whitney.org/
BALTIMORE
Baltimore Museum of Art: http://artbma.org/home.html
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore: http://www.thewalters.org/
PHILADELPHIA
Philadelphia Museum of Art: http://www.philamuseum.org/
The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia: http://www.rodinmuseum.org/
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts: http://www.pafa.org/splashHtml.jsp
The Barnes Foundation: http://www.barnesfoundation.org/
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The Brandywine Museum: http://www.brandywinemuseum.org/
PART ONE QUESTIONS after exploring the site of your choice, please address the following
points in your written paper):
1. Include the website address and access date and briefly explain and describe the
organization and the content of the site. (e.g. organized by collection or historical
periods) with specific examples related to the organization.
2. Comment on whether it is easy to explore the museum’s official website, why or why not
(provide specific evidence). Can you easily locate or search the particular art work
included in our textbook, under which category is the art work listed and explain how you
have done to locate the art work?
3. Has the site or what are included in the site raised your interest to learn more about their
collection and eventually to visit there in person? Why yes or why not? Give two reasons
why you are or are not interested in visiting this museum.
4. What have you viewed in addition to the art works discussed in our study guidelines and
textbook? What are some other works the gallery/museum held in their permanent
collection? List the title, period (century), and artist of the FIVE paintings or sculptures
or any genres of art works (e.g., textile, ceramics… ) related to the historical period we
have discussed in our class (e.g. 15th. Century Early Renaissance, 16th. Century High
Renaissance, the 16th. Century Northern Renaissance, the 17th. century Dutch, or
Classical Greek, 18th. century Rococo, 18th. century Neoclassical, 19th. century
Romanticism, or 19th. century Impressionism, Post Impressionism or 20th. century
Cubism, Surrealism, Dada, Pop etc..)
5. Comment on the strength or the concentration of its permanent collection of this
particular museum, (e.g. European art or European decorative art or Asian art…), give
some supporting evidences (e.g. numbers of works or concentration).
6. What have you learned about this museum, its history (e.g. when it started, who were the
major donors of its collection); cite special supporting evidence to show you have gained
some knowledge of this museum by exploring its official site? And what is happening
right now in the museum, any recent or current exhibitions (might be listed or cancelled
due to current pandemic). Give two special examples of the current featured exhibition,
e.g. the title of the exhibition, the dates and the major focus and theme.
7. Comment on the main building of the museum, include a picture of the museum (the
frontal façade of the museum should do) if you could download an image from their
official website. What is the style of the building, the classical style or the neo-Gothic
style or a more contemporary style? What stylistic features you have recognized in the
building that have made you determine its architectural style? Use the knowledge you
have learned from this class to cite the special features.
PART TWO of this report requires you to visit an existing art museum virtually. Take a “realtime” Virtual Tour of one of the following museums of your choice (links included here) and
answer the following 8 to 12 questions. I have also included here the link that feature 12
museums that offer a “real-time” virtual tour.
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
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***“Real-time” means you can follow a cursor or an arrow (provided by the museum) to move
within the museum from one gallery to another.
Vatican Museums
Sistine Chapel
British Museum, London
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Frick Collection
Louvre, Paris
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
MASP, São Paulo
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Museo Frida Kahlo
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
National Palace Museum, Taiwan
The National Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Schönbrunn Palace (Vienna)
Belvedere (Vienna)
Versailles (France)
Rubin Museum’s Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
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Rembrandt and Amsterdam Portraiture exhibition
PART TWO QUESTIONS:
8. Describe the layout of the museum or the exhibition after your virtual tour. Explain the
strengths and weaknesses of this virtual site (at least two points of strength and weakness
respectively). Is it easy to navigate the virtual museum? Explain your reasons for yes or
no.
9. What have you discovered in this virtual tour that has astonished or frustrated you? Give
at least two examples respectively.
10. Cite one piece of art work you have discovered in this virtual tour that has impressed you.
Give a clear label of the art work (if possible, take a screen shot and attach it to your
paper), the date of its creation, the artist (if indicated), the scale, the medium (material).
Explain why you have found this art work impressive.
11. Comment on the advantages and disadvantages of visiting a museum via a virtual tour.
Are viewing art works firsthand and up-close in a museum/gallery still important or
relevant in our age of “social distancing”? Have visiting art museums or historical sites
become outdated in our virtual world? Why or why not?
12. Do you think you are going to include visiting gallery or museum as one of your future
cultural activities when this “social distancing” is lifted? Why or why not?
**Please note plagiarism and any kind of academic dishonesty will result in a grade of zero for
this assignment as well as for the final grade for this class.

Virtual Gallery Visits Guideline (Modified to include a virtual tour of a museum

Virtual Gallery Visits Guideline
(Modified to include a virtual tour of a museum for the second part of this assignment.
Please read this guideline carefully before you start your project)
The paper should be clearly written (reduce grammatical and spelling errors) and organized
according to the following guideline. Four pages (minimum) to six pages and double spaced with
a 12 font are required. Margin should be set at default. Word document is preferred.
PART ONE:
Explore an official website of an existing museum, such as the official site (ending with .edu
or .org) of the National Gallery of Art in D.C. (www.nga.org), the Louvre in Paris or Vatican
Museum in Rome, etc. You are at liberty to choose which official site you would like to explore,
however not duplicating with your fellow classmates. The museum of your choice must house in
their permanent collection at least one art work (painting or sculpture) discussed or included in
your textbook. You can refer the image label (below or next the image) to locate the name of the
museum which holds this particular art work in their collection. Let’s see, you can start with your
favorite painting for which you always want to find out which museum or gallery owes it (just a
suggestion for a start).
*A sign-up thread is posted in our discussion board where you can post your choice of the
museum and its site link. Your choice is determined based on “first-chosen and first-taken” rule.
For example, if your classmate first chooses the official site of a museum, you coming after him
or her cannot choose the same site, in this way, we will avoid the situation many students decide
to choose the same museum. Please make sure you sign up early. When you post your
choice, indicate the name of the museum and the official website address (e.g. The Metropolitan
Museum of Art in New York City; www.metmuseum.org).
** Your choice has to be the official website of a physically existing public or private museum;
it cannot be a web gallery (those that compile art images from different sources without a
physical location of a gallery or museum, such as “web-gallery of art”
https://www.wga.hu/index1.html – which is unacceptable)
On our home page, I have a module of Museum Links, clink there, you will find sites of
museums worldwide that contain works cited in our textbook. Or more extensively, you can
search Google Arts and Culture site, there are 2500 museums worldwide listed
https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en&tab=pop
***You can also choose the same museum for Part II of this paper, a virtual “real-time” tour of
the museum only if the museum of your choice offers a “real-time” virtual. Please check the
museum site first. “Real-time” means you can follow a cursor or an arrow (provided by the
museum) to move within the museum from one gallery to another.
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Museums in nearby cities (For your reference)
WASHINGTON D.C.:
National Gallery Art: http://www.nga.gov/
Freer and Sackler Galleries of Asian Art: http://www.asia.si.edu/
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: http://hirshhorn.si.edu/
Smithsonian American Art Museum: http://americanart.si.edu
The National Portrait Gallery: http://www.npg.si.edu/
THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION: http://www.phillipscollection.org/
National Museum of African Art / Smithsonian Institution: http://www.nmafa.si.edu
NEW YORK CITY:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: http://www.metmuseum.org/home.asp
Guggenheim Museum: http://www.guggenheim.org/
MoMA | The Museum of Modern Art: http://www.moma.org/
The Frick Collection: http://www.frick.org/
Whitney Museum of American Art: http://whitney.org/
BALTIMORE
Baltimore Museum of Art: http://artbma.org/home.html
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore: http://www.thewalters.org/
PHILADELPHIA
Philadelphia Museum of Art: http://www.philamuseum.org/
The Rodin Museum in Philadelphia: http://www.rodinmuseum.org/
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts: http://www.pafa.org/splashHtml.jsp
The Barnes Foundation: http://www.barnesfoundation.org/
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The Brandywine Museum: http://www.brandywinemuseum.org/
PART ONE QUESTIONS after exploring the site of your choice, please address the following
points in your written paper):
1. Include the website address and access date and briefly explain and describe the
organization and the content of the site. (e.g. organized by collection or historical
periods) with specific examples related to the organization.
2. Comment on whether it is easy to explore the museum’s official website, why or why not
(provide specific evidence). Can you easily locate or search the particular art work
included in our textbook, under which category is the art work listed and explain how you
have done to locate the art work?
3. Has the site or what are included in the site raised your interest to learn more about their
collection and eventually to visit there in person? Why yes or why not? Give two reasons
why you are or are not interested in visiting this museum.
4. What have you viewed in addition to the art works discussed in our study guidelines and
textbook? What are some other works the gallery/museum held in their permanent
collection? List the title, period (century), and artist of the FIVE paintings or sculptures
or any genres of art works (e.g., textile, ceramics… ) related to the historical period we
have discussed in our class (e.g. 15th. Century Early Renaissance, 16th. Century High
Renaissance, the 16th. Century Northern Renaissance, the 17th. century Dutch, or
Classical Greek, 18th. century Rococo, 18th. century Neoclassical, 19th. century
Romanticism, or 19th. century Impressionism, Post Impressionism or 20th. century
Cubism, Surrealism, Dada, Pop etc..)
5. Comment on the strength or the concentration of its permanent collection of this
particular museum, (e.g. European art or European decorative art or Asian art…), give
some supporting evidences (e.g. numbers of works or concentration).
6. What have you learned about this museum, its history (e.g. when it started, who were the
major donors of its collection); cite special supporting evidence to show you have gained
some knowledge of this museum by exploring its official site? And what is happening
right now in the museum, any recent or current exhibitions (might be listed or cancelled
due to current pandemic). Give two special examples of the current featured exhibition,
e.g. the title of the exhibition, the dates and the major focus and theme.
7. Comment on the main building of the museum, include a picture of the museum (the
frontal façade of the museum should do) if you could download an image from their
official website. What is the style of the building, the classical style or the neo-Gothic
style or a more contemporary style? What stylistic features you have recognized in the
building that have made you determine its architectural style? Use the knowledge you
have learned from this class to cite the special features.
PART TWO of this report requires you to visit an existing art museum virtually. Take a “realtime” Virtual Tour of one of the following museums of your choice (links included here) and
answer the following 8 to 12 questions. I have also included here the link that feature 12
museums that offer a “real-time” virtual tour.
https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
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***“Real-time” means you can follow a cursor or an arrow (provided by the museum) to move
within the museum from one gallery to another.
Vatican Museums
Sistine Chapel
British Museum, London
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Frick Collection
Louvre, Paris
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
MASP, São Paulo
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
Museo Frida Kahlo
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
National Palace Museum, Taiwan
The National Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Schönbrunn Palace (Vienna)
Belvedere (Vienna)
Versailles (France)
Rubin Museum’s Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room
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Rembrandt and Amsterdam Portraiture exhibition
PART TWO QUESTIONS:
8. Describe the layout of the museum or the exhibition after your virtual tour. Explain the
strengths and weaknesses of this virtual site (at least two points of strength and weakness
respectively). Is it easy to navigate the virtual museum? Explain your reasons for yes or
no.
9. What have you discovered in this virtual tour that has astonished or frustrated you? Give
at least two examples respectively.
10. Cite one piece of art work you have discovered in this virtual tour that has impressed you.
Give a clear label of the art work (if possible, take a screen shot and attach it to your
paper), the date of its creation, the artist (if indicated), the scale, the medium (material).
Explain why you have found this art work impressive.
11. Comment on the advantages and disadvantages of visiting a museum via a virtual tour.
Are viewing art works firsthand and up-close in a museum/gallery still important or
relevant in our age of “social distancing”? Have visiting art museums or historical sites
become outdated in our virtual world? Why or why not?
12. Do you think you are going to include visiting gallery or museum as one of your future
cultural activities when this “social distancing” is lifted? Why or why not?
**Please note plagiarism and any kind of academic dishonesty will result in a grade of zero for
this assignment as well as for the final grade for this class.

Provide location name and address Identify whether a location is a museum or g

Provide location name and address
Identify whether a location is a museum or gallery
Describe the type of artwork shown upon initial observation
Provide a description of the space and the organization of the exhibition.
Choose no less than three artworks and provide a formal analysis to describe the work.
Use terminology obtained from chapters 1.1-1.9 of the text, including medium and visual elements.
Critical evaluation of design relating to content: 20 pts.
Analyze the content and context of each artwork
Compare/contrast a historical and contemporary artwork
Information regarding criteria can be found in chapter 1.10.
Information about the Artist: 20 pts.
Include significant information about the artist
Be sure to write about their lifespan, training, cultural context, and stylistic differences/similarities with other artists of their time.
Opinion of experience: 20 pts.
Provide your opinion of the experience at this venue
Use supporting evidence to justify your opinion
Explain how this artwork relates to you, your community, your heritage
This should include the layout of the space, interactions with staff, and personal thoughts regarding the quality of artwork (and price, if applicable).

Above are three images of the work Preserve Beauty by artist Anya Gallaccio (199

Above are three images of the work Preserve Beauty by artist Anya Gallaccio (1991). This was an installation created from 800 REAL bright red flowers that were arranged into 4 large rectangles under glass. The first image depicts the installation at the beginning of its exhibition, while the 2nd and 3rd image show what happened to the installation as time passed in the gallery (the 3rd image is a close-up). The longer the flowers were in the gallery, the more they withered, decayed, and even started to smell putrid.
Gallaccio often uses perishable materials in her artwork. Her intention is that the viewer will experience how her pieces interact with time.
Please write a response to this piece of art. Include in your response the following:
What is your initial reaction to this piece and why do you think you have that reaction?
Why do you think Gallaccio used this specific type of flower?
What do you think the content of the piece is?
Why would Gallaccio want to use TIME in this way?
What can the viewer get from a piece like this that they might not be able to experience in a painting, drawing, sculpture, etc?

The extravagance of the Baroque style was followed by the contrasting Neoclassic

The extravagance of the Baroque style was followed by the contrasting Neoclassical ideas that coincided with the so-called Age of Enlightenment (or the Age of Reason), which promoted a more realistic, scientific approach, as well as the separation of church and state. Neoclassical art emphasizes simplicity and symmetry, and it draws its roots from the aesthetics of Ancient Greece and Renaissance Classicism.
What may sound surprising is Neoclassicism co-existed with Romanticism during the first half of the 19th Century. The Romantic style was defined by attention to emotion rather than reason, and gravitation to the past (medieval themes), though the French Revolution also brought the glorification of heroism, which is not unreasonable since the expression of strong emotion was welcomed.
Case Assignment
In our current Case assignment, we are going to compare a Neoclassical work by David, titled Oath of Horatii, and a Romantic work by Delacroix, titled Liberty Leading the People.
Write a 3- to 4-page paper in which you provide brief information about the Neoclassical and Romantic styles with a reference to differences in world view (reason vs. emotion); an abbreviated biographical background on the artist; a brief description and interpretation of the two works; and your opinion on how David and Delacroix differently conveyed their views on the Revolution (both works carry revolutionary ideas).
Image of Jacque-Louis David, Oath of Horatii:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/David-Oath_of_the_Horatii-1784.jpg
Image of Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Leading_the_People#/media/File:Eug%C3%A8ne_Delacroix_-_Le_28_Juillet._La_Libert%C3%A9_guidant_le_peuple.jpg
Assignment Expectations
Prepare a 3- to 4-page paper using the following guidelines:
Apply ideas from the background materials.
Include a cover page with your name and a reference page that lists your sources. These are not included in the total page count.
Do not include images.
The paper should be double-spaced with one-inch margins and 12-point font.
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You will write a comparative analysis of two works of art of your choice selecte

You will write a comparative analysis of two works of art of your choice selected from the Permanent Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art viewed on the museum website. The two artworks chosen should united by a theme and should fall within the dates and cultures covered in this course (25,000 BCE to 1300 CE; Prehistoric, Egyptian, Ancient Near Eastern, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Byzantine, Christian, Medieval, Romanesque, or Gothic).