Seminar: Lorraine O'Grady '55. Writer, Artist, Archivist

In the first course to explore the biography and legacy of a living Wellesley College alumna, students build and analyze a dynamic monographic study of one of the most important contemporary artist of our time–in real time–Lorraine O’Grady. Coinciding with the Davis Museum opening of Lorraine O’Grady’s retrospective exhibition, Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And, students learn directly from the exhibition and work in the College Archives with O’Grady’s physical and digital archives. Critical topics covered include: art criticism, feminist art, Black art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, performance art, conceptual art, museum studies, among others. Students contribute directly to O’Grady’s ongoing scholarship through interviews of scholars and artists influenced by her writings, artworks, and archival collections. The course is Speaking Intensive.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: At least one 200 level ARTH, or 300 level humanities course.

Instructor: Greene

Distribution Requirements: ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video

Typical Periods Offered: Every three years

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: Ann E. Maurer '51 Speaking Intensive Course.