Susette S. Min
Professor of Asian American Studies
Field of interest: Asian American Literature, Ethnic American Literature, Asian American Art, contemporary art, and visual culture
Courses (in Art History)
Museum Training: Curatorial Principles introduces the practice of exhibition-making, specifically, exploring the power and politics of display and various critical and experimental approaches to curating an exhibition within and beyond the traditional white cube. Most of our energy will focus on collaborating and curating an exhibition at the Shrem Museum or somewhere on the UC Davis campus. Organized as a seminar and lab, the objectives of the course is to apprehend that there is a history of exhibition display, develop a critical perspective on exhibition-making, and learn the basics of curating an exhibition.
Photography in History explores the social, cultural, aesthetic and technical developments in the history of photography including patronage and reception, commercial, scientific, political and artistic applications, and a critical-theoretical inquiry into photography’s impact on the social category “art” and the history of subjectivity.