This freshmen seminar will engage in critical issues related to the visual arts, with a focus on writing about contemporary exhibitions. Most weeks there will be both a writing assignment and suggested reading. Members of the seminar will visit and review Philadelphia area exhibitions, including shows at the ICA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Barnes Collection. In addition, we will take one weekend trip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. We will also have a guest art critic speak to the group and we will visit a local artist’s studio.