Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WELCOME TO ART 1A FALL 2018

Art 1A: Visual Literacy
University of California, Santa Barbara
Fall 2018
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

Weekly Reading Summaries: Matheson, Richardson, McCloud and Foucault (Due: Tuesday, October 2)

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENTS FOR ART 1A SUMMER 2018

This quarter you have several ways in which to either receive credit for missed assignments or receive extra credit, and you may do all of them. Each assignment has the same point value as a single essay from your weekly writing assignments, and you may turn them in between now and Thursday, August 2 in lecture. These extra credit assignments will raise your overall points for the 30% off your grade dedicated to your weekly writing assignments. The point value caps off at 100%.

TURN IN MISSED READING SUMMARIES:
You may turn in all of your missed writing summaries without any late penalty by Thursday, August 2 in lecture.

Here are the 8 reading summaries that were due throughout the quarter:
• Matheson, Richardson and McCloud (Due: Thursday, June 28)
• Berger (Chapter 1) and Benjamin (Due: Tuesday, July 3)
• Vivian Sobchack (Due: Thursday, July 12)
• Chandler and Barthes (one out of the four essays) (Due: Tuesday, July 24)

EXTRA CREDIT:
If you wish to improve your grade for the 30% total devoted to the weekly reading summaries, then you may submit a 1-page museum response paper for the Ja'Tovia Gary: A Care Ethic exhibition at the AD & A Museum UC Santa Barbara (July 14, 2018 to September 2, 2018). It is equivalent to a single article for the weekly reading summaries. Due Thursday, August 2.

ABSENCES:
If you have missed a lot of classes, it is a good idea to check with Echo to see how many unexcused absences you have accumulated. As you know, 3 or more unexcused absences result in failing the class. However, if you had emergencies, and can provide me with a note from your doctor, from Student Health, or from your CAPS Counselor (for the specific dates in question)– then those absences will be excused.

If you went to LACMA, or the MCA and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, be sure that your TA has your 2-page response paper and tweets. Remember that the all-day museum trips were in lieu of two lectures. Failing to go to LACMA, or to the alternative trip to the MCA and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is equivalent to 2 absences.

If you still have a lot of absences, then there are two assignments that you can do to forgive up to 2 of them. Each will forgive a single absence, and you may do both. They are due by Thursday, August 2 in lecture.

1) Write a 2-page museum response paper for the Firooz Zahedi: That was Then, This is Now
exhibition at the AD & A Museum UC Santa Barbara (July 14, 2018 to September 2, 2018). Due Thursday, August 2.
2) Write a 2-page museum response paper for the Women of Impact: A Collaboration with Impactmania
exhibition at the AD & A Museum UC Santa Barbara (July 14, 2018 to September 2, 2018). Due August 2.

EXTRA CREDIT POINTS TOWARD RESEARCH PAPERS:

You may choose one of the following:

If you didn't do as well as you had hoped on your first research paper, or wanted to earn some extra points to raise that portion of your grade, then you may receive up to 10 points for writing a 3-page museum response paper about the In the Fields of Empty Days: The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art exhibition at LACMA. The point value caps off at 100%.

If you couldn't go to LACMA, and went to the MCA and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art instead, then you may receive up to 10 points for writing a 3-page museum response paper about the Summer Nocturne: Works on Paper from the 1970s exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. The point value caps off at 100%.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Damned in the USA on Reserve at Kerr Hall for Art 1A and Art 130 Students

For those among you who want to watch Damned in the USA (Paul Yule, 1992. Call Number: DVD-1551), it is on reserve for you at Kerr Hall.

LocationDigital Editing Lab & Reserved Media Viewing Room Kerr Hall Room 1126. Be sure to bring your Student ID.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present is on Reserve for Art 1A and Art 130 Students

For those among you who want to watch Marina Abramovic The Artist is Present, it is on reserve for you at Kerr Hall.

LocationDigital Editing Lab & Reserved Media Viewing Room Kerr Hall Room 1126. Be sure to bring your Student ID.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Scholarly Research Training Workshop on Tuesday, July 3

Art & Architecture Collection at Davidson Library

On Tuesday, July 3, at 1:00pm, there will be a Scholarly Research Training Workshop in Davidson Library Room 1312 (1st Floor Mountain Side, adjacent to the Learning Commons). Please arrive on time since Chizu Morihara, from the Art & Architecture Library, will be starting the workshop promptly.

LACMA FIELD TRIP SUMMER SESSION A

David Hockney. Barry Humphries from 82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life (2015)

MEETING AT LACMA:
We will meet at LACMA at the Wilshire Blvd. entrance next to the ticket office and Chris Burden's Urban Light sculpture (shown below) at 10:45 AM on the scheduled date. LACMA will be providing us with free admission to the museum.

5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 857-6010

Parking costs $16.00 per vehicle, and it is not part of our free admission.
Chris Burden. Urban Light (2008) LACMA

Here are a few things to consider about our LACMA field trip: 
1) First, remember that this field trip is an all day event, and it replaces the Tuesday/Thursday lectures (July 17 &19). You will, however, be attending your section (July 18). Failing to go to LACMA, or the alternative museum trip to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the MCA, will result in two absences being recorded.

2) You must fill out the University of California, Santa Barbara Waiver of Liability, Assumption of the Risk & Indemnity Agreement if you are going on the LACMA field trip, even if you are staying in Los Angeles that weekend. If you haven't, then submit it to your TA ASAP. This is mandatory UCSB policy.

3) Be sure that your TA has your phone number and email, and that you have her email. If you arrive late, you want to be able to find us at the museum.

4) I would suggest eating a big breakfast since we won't be taking a break for lunch until around 2:00pm. Furthermore, pack snacks for the road, and for lunch, unless you want to treat yourself to food at the museum. There are also food trucks that park across from the museum on Wilshire Blvd.

5) If you are driving from Santa Barbara, be sure to give yourself at least two hours to drive to LACMA.You never know what kind of traffic that you will encounter.

6) Wear comfortable shoes and clothing! We will be doing a lot of walking and hiking up stairs, so you want to be very comfortable.

7) Charge your phone since you will want to take a lot of pictures at the museum.

8) 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 LACMA handles: @Art1AUCSB and @LACMA
Magritte. The Treachery of Images (1928-29). LACMA

STUDENTS WHO DON'T GO TO LACMA:
Students who will not be going to LACMA 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 $3.00. Free admission for Santa Barbara County students (K – college) with current ID/proof of local residency.

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 FOR EVERYONE:
Whether you go to LACMA 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 interest you. Additionally, you will write a 2 page museum response paper that will be due on Tuesday, July 24 in lecture.

Here are the twitter handles that you will need to use if you go to LACMA:
@Art1AUCSB
@LACMA

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