History Assignment on Cultural Activity Report

Writer: You can pick any Option 1 or 2

Cultural Activity Report
Instructions
Visit a museum or art gallery before the end of Week 9, and complete Option 1: Visit a Museum. If you are unable to get to a museum or gallery within your area, complete Option 2: Create and Curate Your Own Art Museum as an alternative assignment (see both options below). The museum or gallery you visit (Option 1) or create (Option 2) should contain art or artifacts from the time period you are studying in this course.

Option 1: Visit a Museum
Write a 2–3 page report of 500–750 words that describes your experience.

Visit a museum or gallery near you. Select a minimum of 5–10 works of art by 5–10 different artists from different time periods discussed in the text, from the 18th century to modern times.
Clearly identify the location, date attended, and your initial reaction upon arriving at the museum or gallery.
Provide a description and summary of at least 5–10 works of art by 5–10 different artists.
Provide a photograph of each selected piece if the venue allows it. (Some museums strictly prohibit photography.)
Explain your initial reaction to the artwork you selected and explain why you chose each piece.
Describe the role of the museum founder and curator.
Use the class text as a reference (additional sources are fine but not necessary unless required by your content). Your report should include connections you make between things observed in your activity and things learned in the course and text.
Here are some tips about visiting a museum in person:

It makes sense to approach a museum the way a seasoned traveler approaches visiting a city for the first time. Find out what museums are accessible to you and have exhibits that intrigue you.
Find out what sort of exhibitions are currently housed in the museum you select. When you go, start with the exhibits that interest you or, if there is a traveling exhibition, look at that first. Then later, if you have time, you can check out other exhibits.
Keep in mind that the quality of your experience is not measured by the amount of time you spend in the galleries or the number of works of art that you see.
Your goal is to find 5–10 works of art by 5–10 different artists who intrigue you and then consider those works in leisurely contemplation. Most museums have benches where you can sit and study a particular piece. Take notes while you are there.

Option 2: Create and Curate Your Own Art Museum
This is an alternative option to visiting a museum or art gallery. For this option, select and curate 5–10 works of art to include in your own art museum. Use your textbook and online sources to help you find these works of art. A good resource for this assignment is the Google Arts and Culture website from the Google Cultural Institute. Here you can immerse yourself in cultural experiences across art, history and wonders of the world—from more than a thousand museums across 70 countries.

Write a 2–3 page report of 500–750 words that describes your experience.

Select a minimum of 5–10 works of art by 5–10 different artists from different time periods discussed in the text, from the 18th century to modern times.
Clearly identify the location of the museum and your initial reaction when exploring the artwork in the online museum or gallery.
Provide a description and summary of at least 5–10 works of art by 5–10 different artists.
Include a screenshot of each piece.
Explain your initial reaction to the artwork you selected and explain why you chose each piece.
Describe the role of the museum founder and curator.
Use the class text as a reference (additional sources are fine but not necessary unless required by your content). Your report should include connections you make between things observed in your activity and things learned in the course and text.
Note: The same rubric will be used for both options. In one section of the rubric, you are graded on your discussion of the role of the founder and curator of the museum. For Option 1, you will likely find this information on the museum website or in museum materials. For Option 2, the roles of museum founder and curator are held by you.

Additional Requirements
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, your name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Review the rubric to see how your assignment will be graded on answer quality, logic and organization of the paper, and language and writing skills.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

Describe historical works of art, including their displays and locations.

RUBRIC:
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Unacceptable Needs Improvement Satisfactory Competent Exemplary
Select 5–10 works of art by at least five artists from different time periods discussed in the text, from the 18th century to modern times.
Points:
0 (0.00%)
Did not submit or incompletely selected 5–10 works of art by at least five artists from different time periods discussed in the text, from the 18th century to modern times.
Points:
20.3125 (16.25%)
Insufficiently selected 5–10 works of art by at least five artists from different time periods discussed in the text, from the 18th century to modern times.
Points:
23.4375 (18.75%)
Satisfactorily selected 5–10 works of art by at least five artists from different time periods discussed in the text, from the 18th century to modern times.
Points:
26.5625 (21.25%)
Competently selected 5–10 works of art by at least five artists from different time periods discussed in the text, from the 18th century to modern times.
Points:
31.25 (25.00%)
Effectively selected 10 works of art by at least five artists from different time periods discussed in the text, from the 18th century to modern times.
Provide a brief description of each piece, and a picture if possible, explaining why you chose each piece and your reaction to each.
Points:
0 (0.00%)
Did not submit or incompletely provided specific information and a description of each piece and picture with explanation and reaction.
Points:
20.3125 (16.25%)
Insufficiently provided specific information and a description of each piece and picture with explanation and reaction.
Points:
23.4375 (18.75%)
Satisfactorily provided specific information and a description of each piece and picture with explanation and reaction.
Points:
26.5625 (21.25%)
Competently provided specific information and a description of each piece and picture with explanation and reaction.
Points:
31.25 (25.00%)
Thoroughly provided specific information and a description of each piece and picture with explanation and reaction.
Describe the display and location of each piece and why certain pieces are grouped together or individually.
Points:
0 (0.00%)
Did not submit or incompletely described the display of each piece and why certain pieces are grouped together or individually.
Points:
12.1875 (9.75%)
Insufficiently described the display of each piece and why certain pieces are grouped together or individually.
Points:
14.0625 (11.25%)
Satisfactorily described the display of each piece and why certain pieces are grouped together or individually.
Points:
15.9375 (12.75%)
Competently described the display of each piece and why certain pieces are grouped together or individually.
Points:
18.75 (15.00%)
Effectively described the display of each piece and why certain pieces are grouped together or individually.
Describe the role of the museum founder and curator. Provide the name and location of the museum.
Points:
0 (0.00%)
Did not describe the role of museum founder and curator or give the name and location of the museum.
Points:
12.1875 (9.75%)
Insufficiently described the role of museum founder and curator and insufficiently gave the name and location of the museum.
Points:
14.0625 (11.25%)
Satisfactorily described the role of museum founder and curator and satisfactorily gave the name and location of the museum.
Points:
15.9375 (12.75%)
Competently described the role of museum founder and curator and satisfactorily gave the name and location of the museum.
Points:
18.75 (15.00%)
Effectively described the museum attendees, admission charges, advertising programs, and the role of museum founder and curator, and effectively gave the name and location of the museum.
Clarity, writing mechanics, references, and Strayer Writing Standards formatting requirements.
Points:
0 (0.00%)
More than 8 errors present.
Points:
16.25 (13.00%)
7–8 errors present.
Points:
18.75 (15.00%)
5–6 errors present.
Points:
21.25 (17.00%)
3–4 errors present.
Points:
25 (20.00%)
0–2 errors present.