Whose Muse?: Art Museums and the Public Trust / Edition 1

Whose Muse?: Art Museums and the Public Trust / Edition 1

by James Cuno
     
 

"Clearly written and quite accessible, the papers in this volume will reinforce the traditional view of art museums held by many readers while also addressing recent challenges to the museum's legitimacy as a public institution."—Bruce J. Altshuler, Director, Program in Museum Studies, New York University

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"Clearly written and quite accessible, the papers in this volume will reinforce the traditional view of art museums held by many readers while also addressing recent challenges to the museum's legitimacy as a public institution."—Bruce J. Altshuler, Director, Program in Museum Studies, New York University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691127811
Publisher:
Harvard University Art Museums
Publication date:
09/13/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
490,510
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments7
Introduction11
A Pentecost in Trafalgar Square27
The Object of Art Museums49
Pictures, Tears, Lights, and Seats77
The Authorities of the American Art Museum103
A Deontological Approach to Art Museums and the Public Trust129
Art Museums, Inspiring Public Trust151
Round Table Discussion171
Index202
Photography Credits208

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