This spring, Art History undergraduates in the Museum Object class designed and curated Regimes of Visuality: Print Culture and Haiti during the Age of Revolution in the WJB Gallery under the direction of doctoral candidate Jennifer Baez. The exhibition featured 18th- and 19th-century prints and maps of Saint Domingue (Haiti/Hispaniola) from the collection of Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrié. Using the artist’s collection of Caribbean historical prints and ephemera, the class explored the uses, audiences, and meanings of print media circulating in Haiti and the Black Atlantic during the Age of Revolution.
The Museum Object class gives Art History undergraduates a thorough experience in exhibition development, from curation to fundraising, installation, and museum education. It’s all possible thanks to the participation of College of Fine Arts staff, the generosity of university and local collections, the support of the community, and the availability of the WJB Gallery as a teaching and exhibition space for student work.