Museum and Curatorial Studies     
University of California, Santa Cruz     















THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF UCSC COURSES OF INTEREST TO MACS MEMBERS:

FALL 2011: HISC 107
FREAK SHOWS
Examines the complex politics of exhibiting so-called anomalous and hybrid subjects in relation to producing "normal" ones. How are formations of race, gender, and dis/ability articulated in relation to normalcy, hybridity, and/or anomaly? What forms of "freakery" exist in the contemporary world? This course was developed as part of the 2011-2012 MACS Research Theme "Exhibitions and Performance."
Instructor: Lucian Gomoll


SPRING 2011: HAVC 191M
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS
Class creates and installs an exhibition. Students take the roles of museum departments, moving the project from concept to installation. The impact exhibitions make in culture and society will be examined throughout each step of the process.
Instructor: Elisabeth Cameron


WINTER 2011: HAVC 141M
MUSEUM PRACTICES
How are museums organized, categorized, visited? How are objects physically handled, documented, and displayed? Going beyond the practical, course interrogates the concepts that practice is based on and the impact these concepts have on society and culture in the United States.
Instructor: Elisabeth Cameron


FALL 2010: HAVC 40D
MUSEUM CULTURES: THE POLITICS OF DISPLAY
Explores the history of collecting and displaying art (museums, galleries, fairs) since the mid-19th century and the effect of institutional changes on aesthetic conventions. Follows the history from the origins of museums and collections to contemporary critiques of institutional exclusion and misrepresentation.
Instructor: Lisa Regan


WINTER 2010: HISC 292
THE TASK OF THE CURATOR
This graduate seminar will prepare advanced graduate students for presenting a conference paper on the topic of curating or display. We encourage participants to use this practicum as a platform to develop a conference paper proposal for the MACS conference in May (acceptance is not guaranteed) or another of their choosing.
This course will be taught simultaneously at UCLA in the World Arts & Cultures Department.
Instructors: Lucian Gomoll and Lissette Olivares


FALL 2009: HISC 240
PEDAGOGIES OF FEMINISM & VISUAL CULTURE
A practicum for graduate students to develop syllabi related to feminism, visual culture, and performance studies, with an emphasis on theories of the gaze (organized by Lucian Gomoll).

The MACS office is 431 Humanities One
Please contact Lucian Gomoll at macs@ucsc.edu with any questions or concerns