EXHIBITING CULTURES PB

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Smithsonian Institution, May 17, 1991 - Architecture - 468 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

Culture and Representation
11
The Museum as a Way of Seeing
25
Exhibiting Intention Some Precondi
33
Resonance and Wonder
42
The Poetics of Exhibition in Japanese
57
Another Past Another Context
68
Art Museums National Identity and the Status
79
The Poetics and Politics of Hispanic
104
The Poetic Image and Native Amer
205
Four Northwest Coast Museums
212
Festivals
279
The Politics of Participation in Folk
288
Cultural Conservation through Rep
315
The World as Marketplace Com
344
Festivals and Diplomacy
366
Other Cultures in Museum Perspective
373

Minorities and FineArts Museums
121
The Chicano MovementThe Move
128
Museum Practices
151
Locating Authenticity Fragments
159
Noodling Around with Exhibition
176
Always True to the Object in
191
Objects of Ethnography
386
Refocusing or Reorientation?
444
How Misleading Does an Ethno
457
Contributors
465
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\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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