Civilizing Rituals

Inside Public Art Museums

Author: Carol Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134913117

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 7238

Illustrated with over fifty photos, Civilizing Rituals merges contemporary debates with lively discussion and explores central issues involved in the making and displaying of art as industry and how it is presented to the community. Carol Duncan looks at how nations, institutions and private individuals present art , and how art museums are shaped by cultural, social and political determinants. Civilizing Rituals is ideal reading for students of art history and museum studies, and professionals in the field will also find much of interest here.

Civilizing Rituals

Inside Public Art Museums

Author: Carol Duncan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134913125

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 1582

Illustrated with over fifty photos, Civilizing Rituals merges contemporary debates with lively discussion and explores central issues involved in the making and displaying of art as industry and how it is presented to the community. Carol Duncan looks at how nations, institutions and private individuals present art , and how art museums are shaped by cultural, social and political determinants. Civilizing Rituals is ideal reading for students of art history and museum studies, and professionals in the field will also find much of interest here.

Exhibiting Contradiction

Essays on the Art Museum in the United States

Author: Alan Wallach

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558491182

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

View: 3069

The author of this text considers the way art museums have depicted and continue to depict American society and the American past. He explores issues from the absence of art museums before the Civil War, to the dilemma of the Museum of Modern Art over their West as America exhibition.

Inventing the Louvre

Art, Politics, and the Origins of the Modern Museum in Eighteenth-century Paris

Author: Andrew McClellan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520221765

Category: Architecture

Page: 289

View: 4105

A narrative history of the founding of the Louvre that also explores the ideological underpinnings, pedagogical aims, and aesthetic criteria of this, the first great national art museum.

Art and Its Publics

Museum Studies at the Millennium

Author: Andrew McClellan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470776714

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 1879

Bringing together essays by museum professionals and academics from both sides of the Atlantic, Art and its Publics tackles current issues confronting the museum community and seeks to further the debate between theory and practice around the most pressing of contemporary concerns. Brings together essays that focus on the interface between the art object, its site of display, and the viewing public. Tackles issues confronting the museum community and seeks to further the debate between theory and practice. Presents a cross-section of contemporary concerns with contributions from museum professionals as well as academics. Part of the New Interventions in Art History series, published in conjunction with the Association of Art Historians.

Museums, Equality and Social Justice

Author: Richard Sandell,Eithne Nightingale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136318704

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 7822

The last two decades have seen concerns for equality, diversity, social justice and human rights move from the margins of museum thinking and practice, to the core. The arguments – both moral and pragmatic – for engaging diverse audiences, creating the conditions for more equitable access to museum resources, and opening up opportunities for participation, now enjoy considerable consensus in many parts of the world. A growing number of institutions are concerned to construct new narratives that represent a plurality of lived experiences, histories and identities which aim to nurture support for more progressive, ethically-informed ways of seeing and to actively inform contemporary public debates on often contested rights-related issues. At the same time it would be misleading to suggest an even and uncontested transition from the museum as an organisation that has been widely understood to marginalise, exclude and oppress to one which is wholly inclusive. Moreover, there are signs that momentum towards making museums more inclusive and equitable is slowing down or, in some contexts, reversing. Museums, Equality and Social Justice aims to reflect on and, crucially, to inform debates in museum research, policy and practice at this critical time. It brings together new research from academics and practitioners and insights from artists, activists, and commentators to explore the ways in which museums, galleries and heritage organisations are engaging with the fast-changing equalities terrain and the shifting politics of identity at global, national and local levels and to investigate their potential to contribute to more equitable, fair and just societies.

Museum Skepticism

A History of the Display of Art in Public Galleries

Author: David Carrier

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822336945

Category: Art

Page: 313

View: 1200

DIVProminent art historian looks at the birth of the art museum and contemplates its future as a public institution./div

Twilight at Conner Prairie

The Creation, Betrayal, and Rescue of a Museum

Author: Berkley W. Duck III

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759120129

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6009

Conner Prairie, among the finest outdoor history museums in the country, recreates life in 19th-century Indiana. It also was the site of one of the most significant controversies that an American museum has faced. Twilight at Conner Prairie follows the development of the museum, the conflicts of interest created by the terms of founder Eli Lilly's gifts, and the breakdown of the relationship between the museum and its trustee, Earlham College. Author Berkley Duck, who served on Conner Prairie's independent board of directors when the board and CEO were dismissed, provides an inside look at what went wrong at Conner Prairie and how it was put to right. Twilight at Conner Prairie is essential reading for anyone concerned with the survival of museums and the ethical obligations of preserving America's past.

Art and Artifact

The Museum as Medium

Author: James Putnam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500288351

Category: Art

Page: 216

View: 4479

From cabinets of curiosities to assemblages of found objects and imitations of museum displays, artists have often turned their attention to the ideas and systems traditionally embodied in the museum display, archiving, classification, storage, curatorship which they have then appropriated, mimicked and reinterpreted in their own work. Citing a huge range of examples, James Putnam shows not only the ways in which artists have been influenced by museum systems and made their works into simulations of the museum, but also how they have questioned the role of museums, observed their practices, intervened in them and helped to redefine them.

Liberating Culture

Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Museums, Curation and Heritage Preservation

Author: Christina Kreps

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135133069

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 9196

Using examples of indigenous models from Indonesia, the Pacific, Africa and native North America, Christina Kreps illustrates how the growing recognition of indigenous curation and concepts of cultural heritage preservation is transforming conventional museum practice. Liberating Culture explores the similarities and differences between Western and non-Western approaches to objects, museums, and curation, revealing how what is culturally appropriate in one context may not be in another. For those studying museum culture across the world, this book is essential reading.

Material History Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

View: 6072

Theorizing Museums

Representing Identity and Diversity in a Changing World

Author: Sharon Macdonald,Gordon Fyfe

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631201519

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

View: 7975

Museums are key cultural loci of our times. They are symbols and sites for the playing out of social relations of identity and difference, knowledge and power, theory and representation. These are issues at the heart of contemporary anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. This volume brings together original contributions from international scholars to show how social and cultural theory can bring new insight to debate about museums. Analytical perspectives on the museum are drawn from the anthropology and sociology of globalization, time, space and consumption, as well as from feminism, psychoanalysis, experimental ethnography and literary theory. These perspectives are brought to bear on questions of museums' changing role and position in the representation of the nation-state, of community, and of gender, class and ethnicity. The examples in this book are drawn from different kinds of museum around the world, and include significant controversial and experimental exhibitions; the Enola Gay at the Smithsonian; feminist exhibitions in Scandinavia; the National Museum of Sri Lanka; Victorian art at the Tate; the representation of race at Colonial Williamsburg and of colonialism and identity in Canada.

Differencing the Canon

Feminism and the Writing of Art's Histories

Author: Griselda Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135084408

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 2774

In this major book, Griselda Pollock engages boldly in the culture wars over `what is the canon?` and `what difference can feminism make?` Do we simply reject the all-male line-up and satisfy our need for ideal egos with an all women litany of artistic heroines? Or is the question a chance to resist the phallocentric binary and allow the ambiguities and complexities of desire - subjectivity and sexuality - to shape the readings of art that constantly displace the present gender demarcations?

Feminism and Contemporary Art

The Revolutionary Power of Women's Laughter

Author: Jo Anna Isaak

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415080149

Category: Art

Page: 247

View: 4022

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Strategies of Display

Museum Presentation in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Visual Culture

Author: Julia Noordegraaf

Publisher: Nai Uitgevers Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 287

View: 3727

History of museum presentation within the context of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century visual culture. Taking the remarkable display history at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam as a point of departure, it reflects on the history of presentation in museums in Western Europe and North America. Museums communicated with their audiences through their presentations. Boekbespreking in: Boekman.16(2004)61(herfst.167-169).

Art as Experience

Author: John Dewey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399531972

Category: Political Science

Page: 371

View: 5857

Based on John Dewey's lectures on esthetics, delivered as the first William James Lecturer at Harvard in 1932, Art as Experience has grown to be considered internationally as the most distinguished work ever written by an American on the formal structure and characteristic effects of all the arts: architecture, sculpture, painting, music, and literature.

The Presented Past

Heritage, Museums and Education

Author: B. L. Molyneaux,P. G. Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134865090

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 1060

The Presented Past is concerned with the differences between the comparatively static, well-understood way in which the past is presented in schools, museums and at historic sites compared to the approaches currently being explored in contemporary archaeology. It challenges the all-too-frequent representation of the past as something finished, understood and objective, rather than something that is `constructed' and therefore open to co-existing interpretations and constant re-interpretation. Central to the book is the belief that the presentation of the past in school curricula and in museum and site interpretations will benefit from a greater use of non-documentary sources derived from archaeological study and oral histories. The book suggests that a view of the past incorporating a larger body of evidence and a wider variety of understanding will help to invigorate the way history is taught. The Presented Past will be of interest to teachers, archaeologists, cultural resource managers, in fact anyone who is concerned with how the past is presented.

Museum Culture

Histories, Discourses, Spectacles

Author: Daniel J. Sherman,Irit Rogoff

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816619535

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

View: 8309

Museums are the staging grounds of culture-a close look reveals that museums display much more than artifacts, and this perceptive tour of our collected and catalogued culture affords such a look. This book conducts us through the complex of ideas, values, and symbols that pervade and shape the practice of exhibiting that make the museum a central institution and metaphor in contemporary society. Writing from a broad range of perspectives in history, art history and criticism, critical theory, and sociology, the authors represented here go beyond previous institutional analyses to consider the museum as the intricate amalgam of architecture, history, practices and strategies of display, and pedagogical and other programs, functioning under the aegis of various governing ideologies. These essays explore the ways in which museums assign meaning to art through various kinds of exhibitions and display strategies and controlling discourses. The authors examine the political implications of these strategies and the forms of knowledge they invoke and construct, their transformations into alternative exhibition forms, and their recent involvement with the spectacular practices of mass-media culture. Certain essays also take up the question of how the museum - going public itself is constructed. Drawing on the history of museums and ranging from Western Europe to the former Soviet Union, Israel, and the United States, this book will interest historians, critics, museum professionals, students of art and critical theory, and all those concerned with our contemporary museum culture.