Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display

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Smithsonian Institution, Jan 11, 2012 - Art - 480 pages
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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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Contents

Cover
Culture and Representation
Art Museums National Identity and
Minorities and FineArts Museums
MARZIO
The Chicano MovementThe
Museum Practices
Locating Authenticity Fragmentsof a Dialogue
Festivals
RICHARD KURIN
The World as Marketplace
Festivals and Diplomacy
Other Cultures in Museum Perspective
Objects of Ethnography
Refocusing orReorientation?
How Misleading Does

Always True to the Object in
Four Northwest Coast Museums
Why Museums Make Me
Contributors
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About the author (2012)

Ivan Karp is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Liberal Arts at Emory University and director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship.
Steven D. Lavine is the president of the California Institute of the Arts.


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