Jamaican Intuitive Art at the Frost Art Museum, FIU
The Frost Art Museum presents Second Annual Museum Studies ExhibitionStudent Curated Exhibition examines Jamaican Intuitive Art MIAMI, FL –
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University (FIU) presents the Second Annual Museum Studies Exhibit: Jamaican Intuitive Art. This exhibition, drawn from a comprehensive group of paintings and sculptures of Jamaican Art in The Frost Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, is curated, designed and installed by students in the Graduate Certificate of Museum Studies Program.
Jamaican Intuitive Art is artwork created by self-trained and non-academically trained artists. These are individuals who through their paintings, drawings, and sculptures express thoughts about life and their surroundings. Themes addressed in this artwork can be religious or mystical with reference to Rastafarianism or other forms of indigenous faith found in Jamaica; African roots, the unique Jamaican Back to Africa movement, and narrative paintings depicting urban and rural landscapes. Intuitive Art and artists have been recognized in Jamaica since the late 1970’s when three major exhibits at the National Gallery in Kingston brought attention to the flourishing of these expressive artists.
This annual exhibition is part of the Introduction to Museum Ethics, Policies and Procedures course, intended to teach students about the inner workings of museums. By having firsthand experience creating an exhibition, students are introduced to a portion of the collection, for which they research the artists and art movements, and work in a team to develop the curatorial threads of the exhibition. They also learn proper collections and registration procedures by creating the catalog, labels, and supplemental educational materials. This exhibition will be on view from April 25, 2012 until September 15, 2012 and an opening reception will be held April 25, 2012 from 6pm-9pm during Target Wednesday After Hours. The on-line exhibit is found at http://intuitives.frostartmuseum.org/
About the FIU Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies Program FIU Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies is an 18-credit program intended to prepare individuals for employment in museums, historic preservation, and collection management. The program offers graduate level courses in various associated academic disciplines with special project and on-line courses appropriate for specific museum work. Courses are for students interested in museum careers and for people currently employed in museums who want to expand their theoretical base and their knowledge of best professional practices. The program is designed to provide the students with a strong theoretical basis and a broad understanding of museum practice and history. For more information, visit http://thefrost.fiu.edu/edu_studies.htm or call 305-348-2890.