Displays of Power (with a new afterword): Controversy in the American Museum from the Enola Gay to Sensation! / Edition 1

Displays of Power (with a new afterword): Controversy in the American Museum from the Enola Gay to Sensation! / Edition 1

by Steven C. Dubin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814718906

ISBN-13: 9780814718902

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: New York University Press

Museums have become ground zero in America's culture wars. Whereas fierce public debates once centered on provocative work by upstart artists, the scrutiny has now expanded to mainstream cultural institutions and the ideas they present. In Displays of Power, Steven Dubin, whose Arresting Images was deemed "masterly" by the New York Times,

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Museums have become ground zero in America's culture wars. Whereas fierce public debates once centered on provocative work by upstart artists, the scrutiny has now expanded to mainstream cultural institutions and the ideas they present. In Displays of Power, Steven Dubin, whose Arresting Images was deemed "masterly" by the New York Times, examines the most controversial exhibitions of the 1990s. These include shows about ethnicity, slavery, Freud, the Old West, and the dropping of the atomic bomb by the Enola Gay. This new edition also includes a preface by the author detailing the recent Sensation! controversy at the Brooklyn Museum. Displays of Power draws directly upon interviews with many key combatants: museum administrators, community activists, curators, and scholars. It authoritatively analyzes these episodes of America struggling to redefine itself in the late 20th century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814718902
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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