The American Art Museum
Americans are awash in a sea of art. Only some of it, however, finds its way into museums where it is seen in temporary exhibits or permanent collections. Who decides what gets in or stays out? Why do museums have most of their collections hidden away? What roles do auction houses, art dealers, and collectors play? What determines the monetary value of art? In this seminar we will probe answers to these questions and create an exhibit of objects that tells us much about ourselves but is unlikely ever to be seen in a museum. Our primary text will be The Art Museum From Boullée to Bilbao by Andrew McClellan. 3 hrs sem.
- Spring 2012
- Mahaney Center for the Arts 126(MCA 126)
- 11:00am-12:15pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 13, 2012 to May 14, 2012)
- Richard Saunders
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- ART CW NOR
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