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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... South London 86 4.7 Dulwich Picture Gallery: exterior of the mausoleum 87 4.8 Huntington Mausoleum 89 4.9 A "period" room in the Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 91 4.10 The Lehman Wing's glass pyramid.
Chapter 4 examines private collections that have become separate museums or separate museum wings (among them the collections of Wallace, Frick, Lehman, Getty, and the Dulwich Picture Gallery in South London).
... wings into art museums or the creation of separate art museums specializing in such art. My own effort is related, but rather than choose between the terms of the dichotomy, I have collapsed its central distinction.
Besides the opening of important new wings or new museums, several of the installations I analyze have been significantly altered or, on occasion, dismantled entirely. The fact is that even permanent installations are eventually changed ...
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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