Art and Its Publics: Museum Studies at the Millennium / Edition 1

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This book deserves a place on the museum-studies reading list and on the bookshelf of anyone seriously interested in the cultural place of museums today. Its lucid, observant essays take an informed look at a now ubiquitous institution, offering new points of view about the nature of the museum experience. Art and its Publics provides a welcome corrective to the presumption that art museums are monolithic institutions that narrowly control the perceptions and discussions of their visitors." Diana Strazdes, University of California, Davis

"Art and its Publics launches a much-needed exploration of art's audiences beginning with McClellan's ‘A Brief History of the Art Museum Public,’ an essay which is well worth the book's price alone." Jeffrey Abt, Wayne State University

"A stimulating and provocative review of the range of diverse exhibition strategies used by art museum curators as they endeavor to engage multiple audiences in different aspects of art." Eilean Hooper-Greenhill, University of Leicester

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631230472
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/21/2003
  • Series: New Interventions in Art History Series , #24
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew McClellan is Associate Professor of Art History at Tufts University. He is author of Inventing the Louvre: Art, Politics, and the Origins of the Modern Museum in Eighteenth-century Paris (1999).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

List of Contributors.

Series Editor's Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. A Brief History of the Art Museum Public: Andrew McClellan (Tufts University).

3. Having One’s Tate and Eating It: Transformations of the Museum in a Hypermodern Era: Nick Prior (University of Edinburgh).

4. Museums: Theory, Practice and Illusion: Danielle Rice (Philadelphia Museum of Art).

5. Norman Rockwell at the Guggenheim: Alan Wallach (College of William and Mary).

6. The Return to Curiosity: Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Museum Display: Stephen Bann (Bristol University).

7. Museum Sight: Anne Higonnet (Wellesley College).

8. Sacred to Profane and Back Again: Ivan Gaskell (Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University).

9. From Theory to Practice: Exhibiting African Art in the Twenty-first Century: Christa Clarke (Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY).

10. Reframing Public Art: Audience Use, Interpretation, and Appreciation: Harriet F. Senie (CUNY).

Bibliography.

Index.

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