Exhibiting Cultures : The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display

Karp, Ivan and Lavine, Steven D. and Alpers, Svetlana and Baxandall, Michael and Greenblatt, Stephen and Yamaguchi, Maso and Goswamy, B.n. and Duncan, Carol and Beardsley, John and Livingston, Jane and Marzio, Peter C. and Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás and Crew, Spencer R. and Sims, James E. and Gurian, Elaine Heumann and Vogel, Susan and Houlihan, Patrick T. and Clifford, James and Boon, James A. and Bauman, Richard and Sawin, Patricia and Kurin, Richard and Hinsley, Curtis M. and Tanen, Ted M. G. and Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara and Munjeri, Dawson and Huson, Kenneth. Exhibiting Cultures : The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991.

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Abstract (English)

"Throwing open to debate the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how cultural differences and art objects are displayed. This innovative volume brings together museum directors and curators, art historians, anthropologists, folklorists, and historians to examine how diverse settings have appealed to audiences and represented the intentions and cultures of the makers of objects. The essays address such major issues in the politics of culture as how the learned experience of everyday life is used to make exhibitions comprehensible, what happens to minority and exotic arts when they are assimilated into the hegemonic context of the "great" museums, and why ethnographic museums have been neglected in an age of museum expansions" -- p.[4] of cover.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Karp, Ivan (Author); Lavine, Steven D. (Author); Alpers, Svetlana (Author); Baxandall, Michael (Author); Greenblatt, Stephen (Author); Yamaguchi, Maso (Author); Goswamy, B.n. (Author); Duncan, Carol (Author); Beardsley, John (Author); Livingston, Jane (Author); Marzio, Peter C. (Author); Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás (Author); Crew, Spencer R. (Author); Sims, James E. (Author); Gurian, Elaine Heumann (Author); Vogel, Susan (Author); Houlihan, Patrick T. (Author); Clifford, James (Author); Boon, James A. (Author); Bauman, Richard (Author); Sawin, Patricia (Author); Kurin, Richard (Author); Hinsley, Curtis M. (Author); Tanen, Ted M. G. (Author); Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara (Author); Munjeri, Dawson (Author); Huson, Kenneth (Author)
Collation: 468 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 1560980214
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press
Copyright Statement: Smithsonian Institution
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Includes biographical notes: p. 465-468.

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Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2009
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URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/21207
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