Museum Research Paper Guidelines
I. Selection of Theme and Paintings
A. Students must go to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and select two paintings from the permanent collection currently on exhibit. Criteria for selection are:
B. Select multiple pairs in case the instructor does not approve of your first choice you have a back-up ready. Submit, via BlackBoard (“Museum Research Paper Theme” assignment) your theme and links to your chosen works for instructor approval at least one week before you plan on going to the National Gallery.
II. Outline of the paper:
A. In the paper, compare and contrast the two paintings based on the following criteria. Back up your assertions with examples from each work and from outside research.
B. Paper Specifications
III. Submission Requirements
A. Submit the entire paper (including the Works Cited page, and color images) as a single file through SafeAssignment, the plagiarism checker found on the class’ Blackboard site. You may submit your paper twice so that you can check the Originality Report yourself before your final submission and make any adjustments needed. Include a photograph of yourself at the NGA as part of your Word document.
Please be aware that this is the general assignment and your professor may have altered the requirements. Always refer to your professor for the most up to date information.