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By Carol Duncan

Illustrated with over fifty images, Civilizing Rituals merges modern debates with vigorous dialogue and explores crucial concerns excited by the making and showing of artwork as and the way it's provided to the community.

Carol Duncan appears at how international locations, associations and personal contributors current artwork , and the way paintings museums are formed through cultural, social and political determinants.

Civilizing Rituals is perfect examining for college students of paintings heritage and museum experiences, and pros within the box also will locate a lot of curiosity here.

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He had understood the ideological shortsightedness of allowing the museum to become too obviously a "joint mausoleum" for American millionaires. Certainly he knew the allure of a donor memorial; his own, the Morgan Library (discussed in Chapter 4), is one of New York's most imposing. But he built it on Thirty-sixth Street, next to his Madison Avenue house, not inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose integrity as a public space he took steps to protect. On taking office as president, he announced a new policy: from now on, the Met's central obligation would be the display of authenticated, high-quality works of art, historically arranged by professional museum men.

3). It b o r r o w e d from it not o n l y its dome and the idea o f m u l t i p l e stair flights (albeit reduced i n size and number), but also its mosaic decorations (since r e m o v e d but m u c h admired i n the late nineteenth century). 2). 1 Proposed Staircase and Dome for the Art Institute of Chicago (unexecuted), ink and wash drawing by Robert C. , from the office of Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, architects, 1894 (photo copyright 1994, The Art Institute of Chicago, all rights reserved).

Here, where we are forever bragging of freedom, liberty, and the education of the masses through free schools and the ballot, our institutions of higher culture are more retroactive, more "aristocratic" if you will, than those of Europe. 23 More usually, public pronouncements by museum officials in New York, Chicago, and Boston consistently described the art museums of those cities as educational institutions to which everyone was welcome. Indeed, all three museums made occasional attempts to broaden their audiences.

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