PhotoFutures: Collecting Art for Notre Dame

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PhotoFutures is a collaborative collecting group at the Raclin Murphy Museum of Art that acquires contemporary photography for the University of Notre Dame.

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Designed for students of any major, this six-session co-curricular program combines issues related to museum collecting, contemporary photography, and socially-engaged artistic practice. Students will critique individual photographs and evaluate artists' portfolios, and also engage in critical discussions with curators and select faculty. Ultimately, students will develop their own collecting criteria to recommend a photograph for acquisition that adds value to the permanent collection of the Raclin Murphy Museum and supports the mission of the University.


Every fall semester, students will have the challenge of collecting a photograph related to a different socially-enaged theme. Register for PhotoFutures under Art History (ARHI30540). This non-credit class is open to students in any major.