Take a virtual trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City! As you have already seen through the online articles, The Met has an extensive online catalog of its collections. For this week’s assignment, your job is to navigate their site and search for a piece of art in their online collection representing one of the artists or “-isms” represented in Unit 7.
Choose an art piece (or pieces) not covered in Unit 7. Write an essay critiquing the work based on what you have learned. This is another essay that does not require historical data: this is a search and discovery assignment. Take plenty of time to explore the website of the museum and see how they organize their collection online for anyone to use (their website is one of the best for online access to their collection). Include in your essay your process in navigating the website, and what you thought of it. Pretend you are on this virtual tour with a friend, and you are talking about a piece of art you have discovered based on what you have learned in this course.
Read the assignment instructions and rubric carefully before beginning. Use full sentences and appropriate academic language in all work. Follow standard APA guidelines (proper margins, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman, and cover page). Use APA citation format and include a reference/work cited page when necessary. Your essay should be approximately 2-3 pages in length. You are required to submit an image of the art piece you selected.
Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated before you write