Exam Information

Final Exam 
Monday, May 8th
1-3pm

Please arrive to the lecture hall on time. The exam will begin promptly at 1pm. Latecomers may miss the slide identification section. Blue books will be provided.
The Cornerstone exam will take place simultaneously at the Cornerstone Learning Center (located on the South Forty). Cornerstone students should proceed there, not the lecture hall. Again, please be on time.

Take pity on your poor TAs. Please write with a dark instrument (pen is much easier to read than pencil!). If you make a mistake, or change your mind about a response, cross it out and move on. Do not double-back in the blue book.  

Please use the following format to identify artworks:
1) Artist (last name is fine)
Exact Title
Exact Date
Medium [painting/architecture/sculpture/furniture design]
Theme for the key

Tip: to save time in essays, don't put identification info in sentence form. Shorthand it in the margins using the above format. 

The midterm exam will consist of three sections. 

Part 1: Identifications
5 questions, 3 minutes each = 15 minutes. 6 points each = 30 points.

5 questions, 3 minutes each = 15 min
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tes. 6 points each = 30 points.
For each of the fivof building or project; precise date; medium; and the word or theme associated with this key.
The theme must be exact. If, for example, the theme is “sweet potato” and you say “yam,” that is
wrong.
After t ID, give, in a few sentences, a statement of significance about the key - for example,
how does it represent its historical and cultural setting, how it fits among related artworks (or
stands out), or how it expresses its theme.

For each of the five IDs, give the name of the artist, architect, or designer; title of artwork/name of building or project; precise date; medium; and the word or theme associated with this key. The theme must be exact. If, for example, the theme is “sweet potato” and you say “yam,” that is wrong.
After the ID, give, in a few sentences, a statement of significance about the key. For example, how it represents its historical and cultural setting, how it fits among related artworks (or stands out), or how it expresses its theme.
Super Important Must Read: Remember that many statements you make may be true, but not are all equally significant. You want to hit on what is most significant about a given key.

Part 2: Compare and Contrast
2 questions, 20 minutes each = 40 minutes. 20 points each = 40 points.

The artworks shown for these questions were discussed in class, but are not keys themselves. In your comparisons you may use any key, as appropriate to the topic, and you may use keys that appeared in the IDs, as long as you aren’t just repeating the statements of significance you said earlier. Give full ID info for any keys you discuss (as stated above), but not for other artworks.

Part 3: Essay
60 minutes (or the rest of class time), 50 points.

Click here for the final exam question. The following essay question will appear on the final exam. You may prepare as much or as little as you like, but you may not use any notes or other outside materials on the exam itself. Again, this is not a take-home exam. You will write the answer to the question in your blue books

during the exam itself. We will expect a certain level of thought and polish from these essays that ordinarily wouldn’t be the case with a standard blue book. Do plan accordingly.

The following essay question will appear on the final exam. You may prepare as much or as little
as you like, but you may not use any notes or other outside materials on the exam itself. Again,
this is not a take-home exam
. You will write the answer to the question in your blue books
during the exam itself. We will expect a certain level of thought and polish from these narily wouldn’t be the case with a standard blue book. Do plan accordinglWhen you write your response, be sure to give full ID information for any new keys that haven’t been discussed in earlier question. You may repeat keys, but again, don’t just restate the same information as before. 
 

 

 

30 minutes (or the rest of class time), 30 points.

On the first day of class, you learned that one of the defining features of modernity (and
therefore, modern art) was the construction of grand narratives concerning the nature of
technolocl progress. In a short (3-4 paragraph) essay, reconstruct one of these narratives,
using at least four k

eys from different periods and movements. You may define “technological
progress” however you wish, but make your definition clear up front and be consistent with it.
******Use evidence from one of the readings from this half of the semester to illustrate your
narrative.*****
Give full ID information for any new keys that haven’t been discussed in
earlier questions. You may repeat keys, but again, don’t just restate the same information
as before. You are welcome to include artworks at are not keys, as long as you still
include four keys.