Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums
Routledge, 20/06/2005 - 192 páginas
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.
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In 1976, my interest in art museums took a quantum leap forward when I joined a group of New York artists and art writers engaged in producing ... as well as students and more general readers less experienced in art-historical matters.
From this perspective, art museums appear as environments structured around specific ritual scenarios - various ... the aesthetic experience, and art historical and museological writings about the nature and mission of art museums.
Were this a history of art museums, the absence of Italy and Germany, both of which set important museological precedents for the rest of Europe and America, would not be admissible. My purpose, however, has not been to write a history ...
Advocates of art museums almost always argue one of two ideals: the educational museum or the aesthetic museum.6 In the educational model, works of art are framed as historical or art-historical objects, while in the aesthetic model, ...
Despite my admiration for Bourdieu's work, my concept of what happens in art museums does not coincide with his - at ... Even so, I want to say something about it here, because the importing of terms like these into an art-historical ...
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FROM THE PRINCELY GALLERY TO THE PUBLIC ART MUSEUM The Louvre Museum and the National Gallery London
PUBLIC SPACES PRIVATE INTERESTS Municipal art museums in New York and Chicago
SOMETHING ETERNAL The donor memorial
THE MODERN ART MUSEUM Its a mans world