Phil 66 paper assignments

How to Write   A classic:  William Strunk, The Elements of Style, is available free on-line at 


How to do Footnotes and Bibliographies    Generally, very few if any students in this class know how to do footnotes or bibliographies.  Here’s a site that tells you how:


San Jose State Library Web Site for Philosophy

Go to , then to research, then to philosophy.  Or click on this link:


Be sure to provide a ticket stub or solid evidence that you attended the performance or exhibit, in person, this semester!!


Attend an art performance or visual art exhibit that is ‘arts’ based – it is something that is considered ‘art’ rather than ‘crafts,’ ‘sports,’ ‘simple entertainment,’ etc. You may do either field paper first.


Visual Art Field Paper.  Same as the first paper (i.e. answer the ten questions listed), except that in this case you will attend a museum or art gallery exhibit.  The art may be photography, painting, sculpture, architecture, quilts or any other art form exhibited in a museum or art gallery.  Select at least two works in the show to discuss in detail.  Observe the work(s) carefully for at least five minutes.  It is usually helpful if you include an image of the works you are discussing; therefore, plan on trying to obtain images when you attend.  Note: some museums do not allow photographs.


In the case of visual arts, there are often collections of reviews of the artist’s work in the gallery itself.


Some Galleries and Museums in the South Bay:


[Check the Metro, a free weekly newspaper in San Jose]


Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design 366 So. First Street, San Jose 408.271.5155   


Empire Seven Studios, 525 No. 7th St. [at Empire], San Jose

San Jose Museum of Art  110 S. Market St., San Jose.  Tues-Sun.  This excellent museum has several concurrent shows.


Stanford University Cantor Arts Center  Lomita Dr., at Museum Way (off of Palm Drive) Stanford.  This excellent museum has several permanent exhibits and usually some interesting temporary shows. 


KALEID Gallery 88 South 4th Street, San Jose,

(408) 947 1785. Right near campus and free.


MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americano  510 S. 1st. St., San Jose.  This is the leading art gallery in the South Bay devoted to Mexican and other Latin American art.  Free.


The Natalie and James Thompson Art Gallery, Art Building (1st Floor on the South side) SJSU.  In addition to this there are three or four smaller galleries (in the same building) devoted to student work, much of it quite good.  On Tuesday nights there are art openings for all of the shows: well worth attending.  Also at 5:00 pm on Tuesdays there is often a public lecture.  These lectures are usually related to the current show.  Attending this and then looking at the art might be particularly valuable in writing your paper.


Triton Museum of Art  1505 Warburton Ave., Santa Clara. 

Villa Montalvo Art Center, Saratoga.  They also have various performing arts events.

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles 520 South First Street Some people think that quilts are not fine art, but you may disagree after seeing a show at this unusual museum.

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