Art Lessons: Students Build Campus Print Collection

Inside USD -- As part of an innovative course devoted to collecting, 16 students at the University of San Diego selected a new work of art for the institution’s growing permanent collection of prints. Last week, these undergraduates in an upper division Art History seminar proposed several works for potential acquisition by the university. Shahzia Sikander’s etching, Orbit, 2012 was ultimately chosen by a panel of experts to be the University Print Collection’s most recent acquisition.

“The process of acquiring art, whether for public or personal collections, remains a mysterious thing for most people,” explained Derrick Cartwright, who is the director of University Galleries at USD and who taught this seminar in the College of Arts and Sciences during the spring semester. (Full Article

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