Colección: "I Dreamt the Sun Was in My Bed", organized by San Francisco State University’s Exhibition Design Class (online exhibition)

About the Exhibition

As part of the class curriculum looking at curation, students were first tasked with organizing their own individual exhibition from NIAD’s vast online inventory. Ideas spanned exploring aquatic life to fairy tale narratives of the royal court, to highlighting techniques of détournement and text-based art, to spotlighting color and shapes. What rang true in each students’ individual exhibition project was an undeniable gravitation towards artwork that uniquely embodied joy, exuberance, and transcendence.

These attributes helped define a conceptual strategy to allow everyone in the class to contribute to this collectively organized exhibition. We are thrilled and honored to have this opportunity to celebrate the remarkable and inspiring work of these NIAD artists.


About the Organizers

Exhibition Design classes at San Francisco State University introduce the nuts and bolts of organizing exhibitions to upper-division Studio Art and Art History majors and Museum Studies and Fine Arts graduate students. From curatorial research to art handling, registration to lighting, writing to jurying artworks, the course is designed to provide direct hands-on experience with the many facets of gallery management.

I Dreamt the Sun Was in My Bed is organized by San Francisco State University’s Fall 2022 ART 619-02 Exhibition Design class: Dejanira Barajas, Galilea Castro, Leslie Diaz, Bridget Donk, Caitlin Gear, Jose Hinojosa, Leah Koransky, Ivan Kudin, Yuki Lee, Meleah McCaleb, Jamie Mullis, Eden Pieper, Leonard Reidelbach, Cresanta Robles, Ted Roduner, J Salazar, and Cindy Vo.

Class taught by Kevin B. Chen.

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