Art/Museums: International Relations Where We Least Expect it

Art/Museums: International Relations Where We Least Expect it

by Christine Sylvester
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1594514658

ISBN-13: 9781594514654

Pub. Date: 07/28/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Congratulations to Christine Sylvester, winner of the Susan S. Northcutt Award.

Art/Museums takes the study of international relations to the art museum. It seeks to persuade those who study international relations to take art/museums seriously and for museum studies scholars to take up the insights of international relations. And it does so at a

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Congratulations to Christine Sylvester, winner of the Susan S. Northcutt Award.

Art/Museums takes the study of international relations to the art museum. It seeks to persuade those who study international relations to take art/museums seriously and for museum studies scholars to take up the insights of international relations. And it does so at a time when both international relations and art are said to be at an end—that is, out of control and beyond sight of their usual constituencies. The book focuses on the British Museum, the National Gallery of London, the Museum of Iraq, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Getty museums, the Guggenheim museums, and “museum” spaces instantly created by the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. The art includes works over which museums might struggle, acquire through questionable means, hoard and possibly lose, such as the Parthenon sculptures, Raphael’s Madonna of the Pinks, the ancient art of Babylon, modern art, and the art/museum itself in an era of rapid museum expansion. Bringing art, museums, and international relations together draws on the art technique of collage, which combines disparate objects, themes, and time periods in one work to juxtapose unexpected elements, leaving the viewer to relate objects that are not where they are expected to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594514654
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2009
Series:
Media and Power Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

List of Photographs

Chapter One: Can International Relations and Art/Museums Come Together?

Chapter Two: Cultures, Nations, and the British Museum

Chapter Three: The International Relations of Saving Art

Chapter Four: MOMA Saves the West?

Chapter Five: The Globalizing Guggenheim Saves the Basques?

Chapter Six: Twin Towers of International Relations: The Museum

Chapter Seven: Art/Museums/International Relations: Collaging Afterlife

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