Friday, October 13, 2017

ART 1A EXTRA CREDIT: Guerrilla Girls Lecture on Thursday, November 30

Lecture: Guerrilla Girls

Thursday, November 30 at 5pm
Isla Vista Theater
960 Embarcadero Del Norte
Isla Vista

Learn about their projects and the ongoing problems of representation in the art world.  Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and College of Creative Studies Colloquium + Curatorial Conversations. No RSVP or ticket required, free, but plan arriving early.

Art 1A Extra Credit Assignment: Attend the Guerrilla Girls lecture and write a 2-page response. Due on Wednesday, December 6 in class.

Art 1A Getty Trip Fall 2017

The Getty Center Museum Trip

Please make sure that you have submitted your University of California, Santa Barbara Waiver of Liability, Assumption of the Risk & Indemnity Agreement to Lucy and Madeleine in order to attend The Getty Center field trip. Even if you are driving yourself, or coming from LA, you have to submit this form. If you need a ride on one of the two UCSB vans, then talk to your TA.

If you are carpooling (2 or more Art 1A students in a single vehicle), then you are eligible to receive free parking. Once you have submitted your liability waiver to go on the field trip, then you will receive the special Getty issued code for free parking (on the day of the trip). Parking is $15.00 per vehicle if you are not carpooling.

If you do not already have a Twitter account, then please start one for Art 1A since you will be taking pictures and tweeting responses. Please use the Art 1A and Getty handles: @Art1AUCSB and @GettyMuseum We will be meeting at 10:45 on the museum side of the tram drop off (shown above).

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Parking and Transportation Information HERE
Parking lot opens 9:30 a.m.

We will be meeting at 10:45 AM on the museum side of the tram drop off (shown above).

Driving directions can be found here. General information: http://www.getty.edu

Check out this amazing introduction to The Getty!
STUDENTS WHO DON'T GO TO THE GETTY: 

Students who will not be going to The Getty will need to take a trip to downtown Santa Barbara to go to both the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805.963.4364
@sbmuseart
Tues - Sun 11 am - 5 pm
Thurs 11 am - 8 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays
Admission: Students with ID $6.00

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 805.966.5373
@MCASantaBarbara
Mondays and Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays: 11 - 5 pm
Thursdays: 11 - 8 pm
Sundays: Noon - 5 pm
Admission Free

Assignments:
Whether you go to The Getty or the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, you will be tweeting pictures of works of art that compel you. Additionally, you will write a 2 page museum response paper that is due in section on November 21 & 22.

Once you have tweeted all of your images, then capture the tweet URL and email it to your TA. To capture the tweet URL, simply click on the time stamp on the upper right next to your handle:
Then the permanent URL can be grabbed from the address bar:

https://twitter.com/Art1AUCSB/status/878752316655980544

Here are the twitter handles that you will need to use if you go to The Getty:
@Art1AUCSB
@GettyMuseum
#GettyInspired

Here are the twitter handles that you will need to use if you go to SBMA and MCA:
@Art1AUCSB
@sbmuseart
@MCASantaBarbara

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now at the SBMA

Before you head to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to view the Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now exhibition, be sure to visit their website to read about the artist and the exhibit. Please pay special attention to their press release– it will prove to be quite helpful to you.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
Free Thursday Evenings 5 – 8 pm
Closed Mondays
Students: $6.00 with student identification.

Chizi Morihara, from the Art & Architecture Collection at the Library, has a copy of your paper prompt, and is waiting for you to visit the library for help researching this paper. She will be coming to our class on Monday, October 23 for our Scholarly Research Workshop, but I strongly recommend that you go to the library before then since your paper is due on Wednesday, November 1.

Please remember to upload your paper to the plagiarism scan (HERE) as soon as you finish it. It is important to remove all of your pictures– otherwise you will receive an error message.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Welcome to Art 1A Visual Literacy Fall 2017

Art 1A: Visual Literacy
University of California, Santa Barbara
Fall 2017
Instructor: Helen Taschian, Ph.D.
I look forward to meeting all of you in class when the quarter begins! Please be sure to go to Associated Students to pick up your course reader, and to the campus bookstore (or online HERE) to pick up John Berger's Ways of Seeing

See the class Syllabus HERE and the Weekly Reading Assignments HERE (both can be found in the course reader. There is a copy of the course reader and copies of John Berger's Ways of Seeing on reserve at the Circulation Desk at Davidson Library.

Be sure to read the first assigned articles by the second lecture:
• Carl Matheson: The Simpsons, Hyper-Irony and the Meaning of Life

• Joanna Woods-Marsden. “Cindy Sherman’s Reworking of Raphael’s ‘Fornarina’ and Caravaggio’s ‘Bacchus’”
• Michel Foucault. This is Not a Pipe (Excerpt)
• Scott McCloud: The Vocabulary of Comics 
(Excerpt)

Friday, July 14, 2017

ART 1A UPDATES & REMINDERS

Hi everyone, I have a few updates and reminders for you:

1) If you are planning on going to the Getty with the class this weekend, you need to make sure that you have submitted the liability waiver to Carlos or Trela. The waiver can be found HERE, and the trip details HERE. If you are not going, be sure to do the alternative museum trip to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the MCA.

2) As previously discussed, we are attending Professor Harry Reese's Museum Talk at the AD&A Museum on campus on Thursday, July 20th from 5:30-7:30PM (More information HEREHERE). Since it is a two-hour talk, there will be no discussion section on Wednesday, July 19, but you will be going to the regularly scheduled classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-2:55. Carlos will have his section on Tuesday, and I will have my lecture on Thursday. Please arrive at the museum a few minutes before 5:30.

3) Artist Talk in Art 1A on Thursday, July 20 in our classroom at 1:00! Emily Baker, who has a piece featured in the Body Matters: Contemporary Art from the Collection exhibition at the AD&A Museum, will be talking to you about her artwork. Please arrive on time since she will begin at 1:00.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Art 1A Research Paper #1 Due: Tuesday, July 18

Please remember to upload your paper to the plagiarism scan (HERE) as soon as you finish it. It is important to remove all of your pictures– otherwise you will receive an error message.