Writing About Art
Art History 400
San Francisco State University
Fall 2018, Fall 2019
Instructor of Record

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A writing course for Art History and Studio Art majors in SFSU's School of Art. Students write and workshop a formal analysis paper, an exhibition review, and a research paper about artworks or exhibitions in and around San Francisco. The syllabus was designed to create a hybrid lecture class, writing workshop, and seminar.

Lectures focus on the importance of close looking and visual analysis, empathy and openness as prerequisites for art criticism, the contemporary role of the art critic, and research and scholarship as an artistic practice.