Rebele support enabled the Rebele chair to offer HAVC 185, "Art & Community: Arts Professions and Community Engagement" (formerly titled “Critical Issues and Professional Practices in Visual Studies”). The course introduces undergraduate students to a range of professional practices related to art history and visual studies. Topics include: the academy, inter/disciplinarity, pedagogy, museums and communities, cultural property, heritage preservation, art conservation, community arts organizations, digital humanities, public arts administration, art and civic engagement, visual/material culture archives and collections, art and psychology, alternative exhibition/museum spaces (such as arts and cultural festivals), and the vital role of visual studies and the humanities in contemporary life. Rather than simply providing a broad overview of the ways visual studies is applied in a variety of professions, the course aims to emphasize critical issues and current challenges central to socially-engaged professional practice.
List of speakers for 2016-17