Museums in crisis

In the present volume, an attempt is made to deal with the relationship between art and society today in one of its most important aspects – the museum. Critical examinations of the museum’s past, present, and future range over such problems as a mass audience and democratic objectives; the functions of the director, curator and trustees; the museums relationship to the university and education, and its role in defining art. The contributors are well known British and American art critics and historians – people involved professionally with the very institutionsa they are criticixing: John E. Bowlt, Edward F. Fry, Grace Glueck, Ernest van den Haag, Hugh Kenner, Max Kozloff, Thomas W. Leavitt, Linda Nochlin, John R. Spencer, and Bryan Robertson.

Text: O’Doherty Brian, Hanks Nancy. cm 16,5×21,5; pp. 178; BW ills.; hardcover with dust jacket. Publisher: George Braziller, New York, 1972.

ISBN: 9780807606292| 0807606294

ID: OP-0986

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In the present volume, an attempt is made to deal with the relationship between art and society today in one of its most important aspects – the museum. Critical examinations of the museum’s past, present, and future range over such problems as a mass audience and democratic objectives; the functions of the director, curator and trustees; the museums relationship to the university and education, and its role in defining art. The contributors are well known British and American art critics and historians – people involved professionally with the very institutionsa they are criticixing: John E. Bowlt, Edward F. Fry, Grace Glueck, Ernest van den Haag, Hugh Kenner, Max Kozloff, Thomas W. Leavitt, Linda Nochlin, John R. Spencer, and Bryan Robertson.

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