Museum History & Theory
Development of the art museum from its origins in private collections to the present. Issues will include the evolution of museum design; the symbolic values of collections of art for individuals and societies; and the sociological and art historical implications of the display of art objects. Problems facing the contemporary museum: corporate funding, the blockbuster exhibition, revisionist art history. Visits to local museums. Offered in alternate years.Recommendations: FAH 2.
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