Curating in EuropeSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Art History, Media Studies, Photography
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Explore the contemporary art and street art scene in Copenhagen and Europe as you learn about curating, art appreciation, and arts management. You gain first-hand insights into the art world as you meet artists in their studios, explore galleries, and learn from experienced curators in Copenhagen and Berlin. With your fellow students, you showcase your acquired skills in arts management and curating as you produce an art exhibition at DIS as your final assignment.

Included Travel Component

For the three-day travel component of this course we go to Berlin, home to one of the most exciting contemporary art scenes today. We visit artists in their studios as well as freelance curators working on upcoming exhibition projects in order to understand the mechanisms of exhibition production today. Examples of visits include Sammlung Boros, König Galerie, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, artists’ studios, and more.

This trip will come at no extra cost to you but is a mandatory part of the curriculum of this course. Travel will take place over three days during the period of your semester known as the ‘Study Break.’

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
History, Visual Arts


Kerry Greaves

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. (2015) and M.Phil (2012) in Art History, City University of New York Graduate Center, New York. M.A. in History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2001. B.A. in Art History, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 1998. Fulbright Alumni, US-Denmark, 2013-2014. American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellow, 2013-2014. Novo Nordisk Mads Øvlisen Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Art History, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2015-2020. Assistant Professor, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, 2020-present. With DIS since 2018.