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In Focus: Envisioning Nineteenth-Century New York II

Availability

Spring 2014

Location

Digital Media Lab

Instructor

David Jaffee

This exhibition design course will continue work on the Focus Gallery project “Envisioning Nineteenth-Century New York,” investigating the visual experience and spectacle of nineteenth-century New York City. Students will work on the exhibit design and texts. Broadway will anchor the gallery presentation as we research and write about several visual entrepreneurs located along the avenue, such as Mathew Brady (a producer of daguerreotypes), Edward Anthony (stereoviews), Currier & Ives (lithographs), and Harper Brothers (woodcuts in Harper’s Weekly). We will use a workshop format to develop the materials for the gallery exhibit, the digital interactives in the gallery, and the accompanying digital exhibition. Open to all students. 3 credits.