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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List of illustrations vii Preface and acknowledgments ix INTRODUCTION 1 1 THE ART MUSEUM AS RITUAL 7 2 FROM THE PRINCELY GALLERY TO THE PUBLIC ART MUSEUM: THE LOUVRE MUSEUM AND THE NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON 21 3 PUBLIC SPACES, ...
Most guidebooks sold in museums take this approach, representing the museum experience as almost solely a series of encounters with discrete art objects. In this study, I consider art museums neither as neutral sheltering spaces for ...
Nor is my primary interest to establish museum-going as something akin to older ritual situations, although there are ... The focus here is on the construction of a gendered ritual space that - ultimately - accords with the consumerist ...
atmosphere that distinguishes them from older types of art museums, which, for the most part, could pursue patriarchal ... They appeared just at the moment when notions of the public and public space were first being defined throughout ...
Advocates of art museums almost always argue one of two ideals: the educational museum or the aesthetic museum.6 In the ... their unique and transcendent qualities are primary, and the museum space is expected to provide a sanctuary for ...
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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