Cultural Experience Report #1
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|Cultural Experience Field Report #1
*** Please scroll down for COVID 19 updates to this assignment
For this assignment, you will visit a cultural venue from the instructions below, talk with someone at the venue, and write a short 500-800 word report about your visit.
The purpose of this assignment is to introduce you to the process of engaging with the cultural venues and communities in your locality. This will inform you personally of art in your area and groups that support it.
This assignment will help you practice the following skills that will be useful to you in your professional and personal life beyond school.
This assignment will help you become familiar with the following important content knowledge in the Humanities.
For your report, attend one venue from this list.
Restrictions: The experience should be done in person during the current semester. If this is a challenge, contact the instructor to arrange for an extension. You may not report on a cultural experience from prior to this class.
Write a report after your attendance at the event or visit to a site.
Your report should include the following information. Include photos or links that help convey the information. As always, be sure to document all sources you consult in preparing your work. This includes brochures from the site or websites that informed you about the particular venue you visited.
Due to the increasing precautions advised to slow the spread of COVID 19, I wanted to give you some alternative options for the Cultural Reports. How can you experience an event/gallery/concert when most venues are closed?
Firstly, all Cultural Reports are extended until the end of the course. That said, don’t let things pile up. There is a lot due in Week 8! I strongly encourage students to experience in person whenever safe and possible.
Here are some options (these may change as protocols evolve). Note that these need to be the equivalent of a cultural experience — gallery of pieces, hour+ of class experience, etc. Also, note that the interview is still a requirement. It can be conducted via email, phone or even receieved through an existing online interview. If no interview is referenced, there must be documentation that a vigorous effort was made to earn these points. Provide proof of attendance w/ screenshots of virtual galleries and emails with interviewee, or short video snippets that include you engaging in the experience.
Sculpture installation or notable architecture — there should be outdoor options for art that you can experience while maintaining safe social distancing. Remember, if you are using architecture or memorial sites, focus on the art, not the history. It may be difficult to find someone to speak with for the interview (keep a safe distance if you can find someone). If you can’t find someone to speak with, you can substitute online communication with someone associated with the venue, or a published interview.
Online art — Must be based on a gallery collection. (No self-published works). Note that photographs should be for artistic purposes, not journalistic. Email the gallery for interview information.
Online art opportunities are available vie TimeOut NY https://www.timeout.com/newyork/art
Online art lessons– be sure to include an image of your work!
Gallerie d’Appollon virtual tour at the Louvre
London National Gallery Google virtual tour of Rennaissance paintings
London National Gallery 2011 Adobe Flash tour
New Orleans Museum of Art virtual tour
The British Museum of the World virtual tour with Google
Virtual religion service. Many churches, synagogues and houses of worship are taking services online. Drop an email via their website. Many will be happy to speak with you by phone. Remember, for religion, you need to encounter a religion that is different from your own (not just a denomination). Feel free to share other services in Discussions section.
Here are a few:
Jewish: Washington Hebrew Congregation https://www.whctemple.org/worship/streaming
See also “6th and I” in music. I have not yet been able to find a Muslim service online.
Poetry & Literature —
webcast poetry readings through Library of Congress. Check out webcast readings at: https://www.loc.gov/poetry/results.php
Conduct the interview by contacting someone from the Library of Congress through their blogs or facebook page.
OR, organize your own virtual open mic event. You can invite people and meet online via Zoom (it’s free and easy). If a group of you want to write your on poems and share in a virtual open mic. You can interview one another. Or, you can do this with friends outside class. (Or, if you find one already organized, you are welcome to join).
music made by synthesized sound — electronica, ambient, techno, triphop, etc. is best. Must find a published interview with composer (or find a way to contact someone involved with the music and interview them online).
Here are some upcoming music events online:
Strathmore online (view through their calendar to see online events — note, not all events will relate to this assignment): https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/upcoming-events
Kennedy Center at home (connecting for interviews may be difficult if there are not pre-recorded interviews that you can find). https://www.kennedy-center.org/
6th and I Living Room sessions — local (DC) online concerts. You may also find Jewish Shabbat services. https://www.sixthandi.org/events/
https://festival.si.edu/schedule (please note: not all events relate to this assignment)
Music workshops (I don’t know if the recording focused workshops will give you enough to apply concepts to): https://www.richardsonschoolofmusic.com/workshops
Online music lessons and classes would be relevant to this assignment. Look to see if a teacher near you is teaching online (or maybe one that isn’t near you)!
Take an online dance class (you dance in your home) — https://tapdancelessons.com/
Knock on Wood tap (home of Baakari Wilder) — https://www.knockonwood.org/
Maryland Youth Ballet — ballet and Afrobeat (Stretch classes do not fit the assignment): http://www.marylandyouthballet.org/dancers-at-home/
You are highly encouraged to double check alternative options with me to make sure they will fulfill the assignment.
STOP: Before you hand in your assignment, ask yourself the following questions:
This assignment is due by the end of the fourth week of class on Tuesday by 11:30PM ET. — UPDATE: this assignment may be extended, please ask.
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