The Art Center presents new curatorial projects by 8-12 participants enrolled in the Curatorial Practices course, a component of the Visual Arts Certificate Program offered by the University of Chicago Graham School in partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center. Each show is conceived of, produced, and installed by the students working in teams. The exhibitions feature artwork in a variety of media by artists that the students researched and selected to feature in the exhibition.
About the Visual Arts Certificate Program
The VACP program is designed to help artists further their art practice while developing strengths in critiquing, teaching, presenting, and writing about art. Curating exhibitions, negotiating contracts, conducting studio visits and writing press releases are just some of the professional practices that artists can master, yet instruction in these skills is largely absent from BFA and MFA curricula. The VACP aims to fill this experiential gap that exists in traditional programs. To learn more about the program, visit www.grahamschool.uchicago.edu.