The Meier/Draudt Visual Learning Lab is designed to promote complementary pedagogies for courses focusing on the historical and cultural aspects of the visual arts.
One of the Graham Gund Gallery academic classrooms, which opened in the fall of 2011, it is a lab space intended for students of art history (and other departmental courses with related projects) to engage in active, hands-on learning. This classroom hosts a broad spectrum of experiential and high-impact learning for art history (and related) classes in a supervised forum. Curating the material world implies the regular study of objects through selection, categorization, historical context, and other concepts central to the discipline of art history. Using this lab setting as a complement to the traditional classroom, students learn to bring specialized knowledge to bear on art through the multi-disciplinary studies engaged in by art historians. Please submit requests for room use to Andrea Lechleitner (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 15th for the following academic year. During the semester that ARHS 371 Museum Studies is offered, access to the classroom will be limited. Guidelines for use below.
Current exhibitions in the Meier/Draudt learning lab are listed below. Information and images from previous exhibitions can be found in the exhibit archive.
The Meier/Draudt Learning Lab was designed as a visual learning lab. Use of this active-learning space highlights the creativity of historical inquiry, which can take many forms. Its flexibility allows use for individual class sessions and for longer-term exhibitions created by specific classes. It is not scheduled like a lecture or seminar classroom. Priority goes to uses that involve students working in collaboration with and under the guidance of faculty members. Class projects may involve a public exhibition, but an end product is not essential to its use. Since this is "lab" space, student involvement under the guidance of a faculty member is essential.
Posted to the art history website 1/28/15