​Writing a Museum Report


Writing your Museum Report.

  • Describe the gallery name, title of exhibit, and the photographer; style– landscape, portrait,
  • size of prints, etc,

  • Interpret: Why were the photos made? Are they political, describe environmental
  • conditions, are about light, beauty, etc

  • Evaluate: Was the exhibit interesting? Did it make you think? How does it make you feel?
  • 700 words MLA 8 Style
  • Must write in your own words , do not plagiarize!
  • Make sure you follow the requirements below, Report that are not meet requirements are not acceptable.
  • Make sure finish on time.
  • HOW TO WRITE A MUSEUM REPORT2. Title of work, artist’s name, date of work, the medium used.
    3. Select 3 photographs that “speak” to you4. Clearly describe the scene in detail using your own words5. Use all the formal elements (see below) we discussed in class.6. BE CREATIVE in your presentation—make it personal7. More than 700 words8. Include some physical proof of your attendance: photo.This paper is to be a mixture of discussion on vocabulary, formal elements, and an
    incorporation of your personal reaction to the photography. pretend that you’re describingfor a blind person. Adjectives are important because they enable you to present a goodmental image of the artwork you are describing. The purpose of this paper is not only anacademic exercise, but it also enables you to use greater freedom of visual/verbal expressionin your reactions to a new way of seeing. Trust your instincts and feelings.FORMAL ELEMENTS OF FORMLINE – What kind of lines are used? What do they express? (the mood/feeling that isperhaps conveyed by a particular type of line)SHAPE – Geometric or OrganicVALUE – Is there subtle shading or strong value contrasts? Does the lighting create a specialmood? Can you find the source of light? Is the light source real?COLOR – Analogous, complementary, primary? Do the colors merely describe the subjectmatter or do they create a mood/feeling? Are the colors intense or subdued?TEXTURE – What kind is used? Implied or actual. Is it rough and primitive? smooth andsophisticated? velvety and sensual?SPACE – Does the artwork appear to have realistic three-dimensional space or does it appearflat? Shallow or deep space? Traditional linear perspective or new angles of vision?
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