Saturday, August 10, 2019

Welcome to Art 1A Visual Literacy Fall 2019

Xu Bing, 1st Class detail (2011). On view at LACMA.

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Extra Credit for Art 1A Summer 2019

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 (unless otherwise specified). 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 1 in lecture (unless otherwise specified below). 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 reading summaries without any late penalty by Thursday, August 1 in lecture.

EXTRA CREDIT: If you wish to improve your grade for the 30% total devoted to the weekly reading summaries, then you may:

1) Write a brief summary of Ai Weiwei's film Human Flow. Serene will be screening it in section, and will give you the details about the length of this extra credit assignment. Due: Thursday, August 1 in lecture.

2) Write a 1 page museum response paper for the Lee Mullican: Drawings exhibition at the Art, Design, & Architecture Museum at UCSB. Due: Thursday, August 1 in lecture.

UNEXCUSED ABSENCES: If you have missed a lot of classes, it is a good idea to check with Serene 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 MCASB 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 MCASB and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is equivalent to 2 absences.

If you still have a lot of absences, then there are 2 assignments that you can do to forgive up to 2 absences (each one will forgive a single absence). They are due by Thursday,  August 1 in lecture.

1) Write a 2-page museum response paper for the Roberto Benavidez: Pinatas Of Earthly Delights exhibition at the Art, Design, & Architecture Museum at UCSB. Due: Thursday, August 1 in lecture.

2) Write a 2-page museum response paper for the Kehinde Wiley: Equestrian Portrait of Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Carignan exhibition at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (March 3, 2019 -
October 13, 2019).

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Scholarly Research Training Workshop on Wednesday, July 3

On Wednesday, July 3 at 1:00PM there will be a Scholarly Research Training Workshop during section in Arts 1344. Chizu Morihara, from the Art & Architecture Library, will come to our classroom– therefore please arrive on time.

Course Reserves for Art 1A and Art 130 can be found HERE. You will need to use your UCSB NetID if you are off campus. I have placed many books on reserve for both classes to help you with your research papers.

ART 1A & ART 130 LACMA FIELD TRIP SUMMER 2019

Chris Burden. Urban Light (2008) LACMA

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 above) at 11:30AM on Saturday, July 20. 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. If you are getting a ride in the University owned van (driven by your teaching assistant), you will be responsible to split the cost of parking (it will be a little over $1.00 for each of you, but the driver will not incur any of the costs since they are driving you for free). The cost of the UCSB vans and gasoline are being provided by the Department of Art.

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 16 & 18). You will, however, be attending your section that week (on July 17). 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 (Art 1A).

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 later in the day. 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 23 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

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Welcome to Art 1A Visual Literacy: Summer Session A


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 Summary: Matheson and McCloud (Due: Thursday, June 27)

Monday, June 3, 2019