Exhibiting Cultures

The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display
Author(s): Ivan Karp
Original Publish Date: Jan 11, 2012
Product Number: EB00178123
Released: Jan 14, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781588343697
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
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Debating the practices of museums, galleries, and festivals, Exhibiting Cultures probes the often politically charged relationships among aesthetics, contexts, and implicit assumptions that govern how art and artifacts are displayed and understood. The contributors-museum directors, curators, and scholars in art history, folklore, history, and anthropology-represent a variety of stances on the role of museums and their function as intermediaries between the makers of art or artifacts and the eventual viewers.

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