The Basics and Eligible Museums, writing homework help

Exhibition Review Paper 750 words, please write a review about Detroit museum,

Here is the link about exhibit Detroit After Dark:…

The Basics and Eligible Museums

For this paper, you will write a review of an exhibit at an area museum (750 words). This assignment will require you to visit either the Flint Institute of Arts or the Detroit Institute of Arts. You are responsible for your own admission fees and for providing your own transportation.

Detroit Institute of Arts (Links to an external site.)

Anyone wishing to visit a museum other than those listed must get permission from the instructor. Using a museum in Saginaw/ the Tri-City area will not earn full credit on the assignment.

What to Review

You will choose one exhibit or section of the museum for your review. The exhibit should include art from Europe or North America dating between 1400 CE and the present. Examples might include the temporary exhibit Detroit After Dark: Photographs from the DIA Collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts or the Bray Gallery at the Flint Institute of Arts.

Writing the Paper

Read this before you go to the museum: Please see Chapter 7 of Sylvan Barnet’s A Short Guide to Writing about Art. This chapter, “Writing an Exhibition Review,” will guide you in the process of writing your review. Some specific pages that will be helpful:

  • Pages 156-159 give a good overview of what information your own review should include. Use this to make a list of things to look for at the exhibit.
  • The sample review on pages 165-169 gives a good model that you can follow with your own review.

Sources for Background Information: You will need to acquire some background information about the subject of your exhibit so that you can discuss its overall quality in your review. Some great starting points for this background information are:

  1. Thematic Essays from the Metropolitan Museum of Art– (Links to an external site.)
  2. Grove Art Online—This may be accessed through the SVSU library. Click the tab labeled “databases,” then select “art.”
  • Please note: You must consult at least one source beyond your textbook and the materials included with the exhibit. Include a bibliography at the end that lists all sources consulted; Use MLA or Chicago style citations.

Other guidelines regarding the paper:

  1. Your paper must be typed. You should include a cover page with the paper title, your name, the date, and the class with section number. Use a standard font (i.e. Times New Roman, 12 point) and double-space the paper using 1-inch margins. Papers must be stapled. The bibliography and cover page are do not count as part of the required length.
  2. Very important–Spell check and proofread all written portions of your project. Papers that have not undergone a careful proofreading and spell-checking process may receive a “0” at the discretion of the instructor.
  3. Also very important—Plagiarized papers will not be tolerated. Students who plagiarize will receive a “0” for the assignment and will be reported to the Coordinator of Student Conduct