Displays of "non-Western" art are qualitatively different from those displaying art that does not come from Europe or North America. Art from places deemed "exotic," or "primitive" tends to be displayed and perceived as anthropological items and indicators of culture. The conceptual arts and "art for art's sake" is frequently denied to non-Western societies. Moreover, the art of places like Oceania is sometimes referred to more as "artifact," versus "art." New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has extensive and impressive collections of art (and artifacts) from Africa, Oceania, and throughout the Americas. Displays of non-Western art will invariably impact the viewer's perception and appreciation. Likewise, the curator's decision to create "period" rooms including multiple types of media (clothing, furniture, jewelry, pottery) in one place has a strong bearing on the visitor experience. Location, orientation, explanation, arrangement, and display all have powerful political connotations in the museum environment.
"The objects…… [Read More]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is one of the most famous art museums in the world. The idea for a large museum located in the city of New York was first formulated in 1866 when the statesman John Jay resolved to create a place to house America's great art collections in a central urban area. y the 20th century, the Museum achieved Jay's goal of becoming one of the world's greatest collections of art. Today, the Metropolitan Museum is governed by a private corporation of fellows and donors. Some of its most famous early acquisitions included a work by the Impressionist Renoir and in 1910 and it was the first museum to showcase a work by the Post-Impressionist Henri Matisse. Today, the Museum is famous for its Impressionist galleries as well as its Greek and Roman art and Egyptology wings.[footnoteRef:1] [1: "Main…… [Read More]
Museums as a Medium
Museums can be characterized as a place which is basically a store and an exhibit of cultural, historical, scientific or artistic objects which people can often visit to enjoy and take pleasure in. This trend of the establishment of the museums came about way back in the Renaissance when people started taking pleasure in such unique talents and expressed themselves through various mediums like writing, drawing, painting, and much more. Not only this, the museums also included historical artifacts such as jewelry that had some kind of historical significance of power and wealth or museums with the latest inventions and innovations. Museums can also be as plain and simple as a chocolate museum to demonstrate the making processes of chocolate like that of the chocolate museum by Lindt & Sprungli in Germany.
Museums and their various mediums
Modern museums are also being designed to depict the…… [Read More]
Museum Event & Experience
In the early 1900's, Henry Flagler built a 75-room, 100,000 square-foot home that was used as a Palm Beach winter retreat for his family. Gatherings at the residence -- known as Whitehall -- were an establishing force of the Palm Beach season for wealthy families during the Gilded Age. Flagler died roughly 100 years ago, and subsequent years saw the residence and grounds become a National Historic Landmark and achieve consistent support through the fund development of the Whitehall Society, an organization created to cultivate fiscal support and ensure sufficient patronage to preserve Whitehall. One of the main areas of focus for the Whitehall Society is the support of creative educational programs for children. For instance, in March 2014, the Whitehall Society will host a Mad Hatter's Tea at which children and their parents will craft festive hats and practice table etiquette at a Gilded Age…… [Read More]
Museum Methods museum is usually a non-profit organization with intent to provide education and enlightenment by the organized collection, preservation, interpretation and exhibit of items deemed to be of interest to the public or community. Historically, museums have evolved as collaborative projects to house collected works gathered for the appreciation of the current and future generations in our society. However, such definitions cannot be regarded as the last word on the definition of the term 'museum', for the same definitions could be applied to such institutions as zoos, arboretums, nature centers, visitor centers, historical places and planetariums. In short, the museum concept remains hard to pin down:
Museums are more than the repositories of the past, with memories and objects both rare and beautiful. Museums are cultural, educational, and civic centers in our communities - centers for exhibition, conservation, research, and interpretation; they are theaters and movie houses, job-training programs,…… [Read More]
Rank VI personnel:
supervisory staff, chief technician, assistant to specialists, 1 senior secretary, graduate trainee.
Rank VII personnel
Senior clerical staff technician senior clerk, senior switchboard, security supervisor.
A junior trainee mgrs.
Jr. trainee mgrs
craftspersons salaries clerk computer operator security men.
Keeping 1 craftsperson, salaries clerk, and 3 security guards
general driver general clerk typist/receptionists.
Entertainment and publicity budget
Limited events with volunteer help, donated food, drink and entertainment
Before = 55)
After cuts) 34
Total saved through budget and staff cuts
SUM (ABOVE) $800,000.00
Bailey, Sandra J. And Goetting, Marsha a. "Helping Friends Cope with Financial Crisis." MontGuide fact sheet 200206/Human Resources. Montana State University Extension Service. May 2002. http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/pubs/mt200206.html.
Free Management Library. Sample Template for a Memorandum. 2007, Authenticity Consulting, LLC. ebsite at http://www.managementhelp.org/writing/memosmpl.htm.
Kelly, Melissa. Effective Speech riting. About.com: Secondary Education. About,…… [Read More]
In 1913, a group of people from the provincial government expressed their desire for the museum to function for three reasons based on the importance of understanding all aspects of the region. Today, the museum has extended it mission to educate people about the entire province of British Columbia.
The museum's staff is also made up of fulltime directors and curators as well as donating members and volunteers who make contributions and help out during certain exhibits and events. The dues paid by members not only help the museum grow, but also allows access to everything the museum has to offer. Although the museum has grown and evolved over the years, the importance of educating people about the regions human and natural history stands at the forefront of their overall mission. (BC, Museum)
The Sam Noble Museum was founded in 1899 based on a mandate from the Territorial Legislature to…… [Read More]
The director stays with a friend for awhile and alerts the police and FBI, gives them the tape of threats. They agreed that a bodyguard and 24-hour watch over the house was in order. After a few days the police apprehend two teenagers who are "wanna-be" artists, skulking around the house with cans of gasoline and matches and find that they had also been making crank calls, capitalizing on the publicity that the exhibition brought (Lord, 2000).
As a result of these crisis-breaking maneuvers, the Director is able to keep his job and the museum becomes famous as an example of an avant-garde institution (Edson, 1996).
List of eferences
Ackley, Joseph, November 7, 2007, Support Gu-erilla Art, the Dartmough.com Opinion. http://thedartmouth.com/2007/11/07/opinion/ackley/.
Alexander, Edward P. 1979, Museums in Motion: An Introduction to the History and Functions of Museums. Walnut Creek, CA: Altamira Press.
Cato, Paisley S., Golden, Julia and McLaren, Suzanne…… [Read More]
Museum of Victoria
What is the final list of projects agreed on by the group for inclusion in the IT portfolio and reasons for each project being included?
The following projects were included:
Upgrade of building management system. This was approved because it contributes to the museum's long-term goal of increasing access while also becoming more environmentally sensitive. This goal is summarized as the museum's goal to "Promote and implement eco-sustainable practices within the Museum [and] invest to improve our facilities to reduce our impact on the environment and to become a flagship for environmental responsibility.
Continued implementation of the Wireless Inventory System for EMu (MvWISE). This helps to support the museum's goal of increasing visability. This is also true of the enhancement of access to the museum Victoria collection online. This also true of the online ticketing and Provision of public online access to the Museum Victoria Library catalogue…… [Read More]
As mentioned above, the building is an innovative link between the past and the future by being representative of the present. Its unique design provides it with the necessary interior space to not only house contemporary art, but also to do so in a manner that compliments the exterior of the building. In this, the building is iconic of the artistic culture of the city. It also serves as a dynamic development center not only through its educational function and other programs, but also through actively pursuing the most innovative of contemporary art work to lead the museum towards the future of art. Indeed, it pioneered art directions such as postmodernism and actively took part in debates surrounding its issues.
Featured artists include Jeffrey Inaba, creator of the Donor Hall for the lower-level hallway. His presentation features worldwide philanthropy.
An example of the museum's commitment to the most contemporary of…… [Read More]
The artifact that I have chosen is from the Louvre in Paris. It is the law code of Hammurabi. The Louvre is one of the most famous museums in the world. Located in Paris, it contains works from around the world, both archaeological and artistic, including things like the Mona Lisa. The Louvre was founded in 1792. It contains many different collections. Antiquities contained are from Egypt, the Near East (Mesopotamia, etc.), Greece, ome and more. There is a section on Islamic art. Sculpture and painting are also represented. Many of the works are French, but there is representation of other major European art traditions as well. The Louvre is also an architectural wonder, including the famous Louvre Pyramid in the front of the museum, designed by IM Pei.
The Hammurabi Code is an ancient stele that is found in the Department of Near Eastern Antiquities. It is a…… [Read More]
As an experiencing Humanities classroom, computer, and textbook, asked attend a "cultural event" report experience. 1. Visit a museum gallery exhibition attends a theater, dance, and musical performance end Week 10.
Visiting the Miami Art Museum
The Miami Art Museum boasts a diverse collection of works, with a focus upon contemporary, Miami-based artists. The Museum is designed to promote intercultural exchange by emphasizing art drawn from the diverse heritages of the residents of Miami. This can be seen in the Abstract Expressionism of the Cuban artist Carlos Alfonzo. Alfonzo's works have religious themes, but these themes are elliptically expressed because of his style, which recalls that of Jackson Pollock's splatter paintings. For example, En Carne (In Flesh) and En Espiritu (In Spirit) are two large abstract paintings designed to represent these competing principles. The paintings have slightly more coherence than a Pollock, however, and there are clear images…… [Read More]
Public and private sector organizations of all types and sizes often find themselves in need of rebranding as the result of the need for a new image or in response to changes in consumer preferences (Tevi & Alexander 2013). One major organization that has found itself in need of rebranding for these and other reasons today is the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (hereinafter alternatively “the Guggenheim Museum” or simply “the museum”) in New York City. This paper provides an analysis of the respective strengths and weaknesses of this museum’s current brand followed by an outline of the institution’s history, past, present, and future. In addition, an analysis concerning what the museum’s current brand stands for and its unique approach and an evaluation of the extent to which this is currently clear to staff members and how this is clearly expressed to the public through the current brand are followed by…… [Read More]
This paper discusses Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Dohar, Qatar. It examines the historical developments of the museum, which was founded recently in 2010 with a collection of works provided by Sheikh Hassan bin Mohammed Ali al-Thani (Raza 2011). Mathaf, which simply means “museum” in Arabic, now boasts a collection of over 6000 works “spanning the late 19th century to the present” (Raza 2011). This paper provides an assessment of the museum’s collecting process, which is “intimately linked with the construction of a new Qatari identity for global consumption and national cohesion” (Exell 2014). The paper also analyzes the museum’s exhibition style, programmes, and overall structure and compares it to the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha. Mathaf represents an Arab perspective on modern art and contemporary life. It reflects the shared history of the Arab world by contemporary artists and fulfills the need for modern culture to…… [Read More]
The museum I attended was the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which is located at 100 15th Street (Raoul Wallenberg Place) Southwest in Washington D.C. It is part of the National Mall. I was initially struck by the size of the museum itself, and the many labyrinth-like passages, rooms, and corridors it contained that were all related to some different aspect of the Holocaust. I had known that the museum existed and had heard stories about many of the horrors of this particular time period, but I was a little surprised at how much history was preserved and at the number of people who were present on what was just a routine day at the museum.
One of the pieces that I spent the most time looking at was the cover of The Secrets of the Wise Men of Zen, which was displayed in its original German language…… [Read More]
Fauvism in 20th-century Paintings
The medium I have selected for the time line I will be working on for the museum website is 20th-century Western painting, sharing the common theme of Fauvism.
th-century Western painting began with the weighty influence of painters like Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec and the like - all of whom played critical roles in shaping the modern art. At the start of the 20th-century Henri Matisse, along with a number of other young artists including Andre Derain, aoul Dufy, and Maurice de Vlaminck collectively influenced the existing Paris art scene by introducing "bold," vividly vibrant paintings of landscapes and figure. The style adopted by these young artists that have been referred to as Fauvism by critics. Fauvism is predominantly talked about as the style characteristic of the works of a seemingly loose group of Modern artists in…… [Read More]
ith the sole exception of a permanent exhibition room solely devoted to the work of Joseph Beuys - widely considered to be among the most important German artists of the post-war period - the Hamburger Bahnhof features a fair balance of works by contemporary artists from all over the world. As a matter of fact, many of the more important names of German art from the last few years are noticeably absent from the exhibition spaces. In the words of Forster-Hahn, writing shortly before the Museum's opening in 1996:
Amid increasingly fervent discourse on the possibility or impossibility of nationhood in the postmodern world, the vast space of the reconstructed railroad station installed with works by artists such as Joseph Beuys - but also with the flickering images of Nam June Paik - does not conjure up allusions to a static, permanent staple of art. Here, trains and railroad station…… [Read More]
This exhibition shows the artists as young men struggling to make it on their own, showing the influences of their key friends including the Stein family.
In addition to Picasso who would go on to become world known and the most famous of all artists living in the area of Paris ertrude Stein was living at the time, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Paul auguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec were also regular visitor to the Stein's apartment. The influence of ertrude Stein as a benefactor of their works is evident in how they portray the Stein family in general and ertrude specifically. Two of the most celebrated French painters of the 19th century, Edouard Manet, and Auguste Renoir, are also included in the exhibition. Seeing paintings from these two French impressionistic masters is worth the trip to New York alone. Their work is exceptional and technique so unique no one has been…… [Read More]
museums in order to understand the components of what makes a museums successful and interesting. I've selected the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Eastern Woodland Plains Indians branch to compare with the National Museum of American Indian. Both of these museums, located in New York City, will help provide a balanced and fair comparison of two similar but not identical museum institutions.
I will first describe in detail some of the finer points of the American Museum of Natural History and specifically within the Hall of Eastern Woodland Plains Indians in order to provide contrasting material to the second museum. The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is a scientific and cultural Museum that has been open for over 140 years. According to their website, their mission is to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures in the world through a program of research…… [Read More]
Otherwise, modern interpretations fall short of conveying what the significance of an object was for the people and societies that produced it. For example, a museum display can be constructed around medieval objects so that they are viewed in a context most akin to the one under which they were produced. Without such a perspective, a museum piece can become too much about the dimensions and material rather than on the object's actual meaning for human beings.
Thomas uses complex academic diction and complex sentence structures. The article "Understanding Objects" is not intended for a general audience, but rather, for an audience of her scholarly peers. Thomas uses many words that are not part of the common vernacular, including diachronicity, taxonomies, provenance, vitrines, iconostasis, automata, virtuosic, sumptuous, antiquarianism, and the phrase "circumstantial unity." On the other hand, the article is succinct enough to be understandable and the author gets her…… [Read More]
The Registrar is further responsible for the computerized collection management system, legal documents, and files associated with acquisitions, condition reports, accessioning, cataloguing, loans, packing, shipping, inventory, insurance and storage. (Patch, 2004)
III. The LIRARY
Librarians generally focus on one of three aspects of work in the library, which include: (1) user services; (2) technical services; and (3) administrative services. Librarians utilize the most recent information technology for conducting research, classification of materials, and assisting students and patrons in their search for information. Librarians must have a broad range of knowledge relating to scholarly and public information sources and "must follow trends related to publishing, computers, and the media in order to oversee the selection and organization of library materials." (U.S. Department of Labor, ureau of Labor Statistics, 2008) Responsibilities of the librarian include management of staff and development and direction of "...information programs and system for the public" (U.S. Department…… [Read More]
Speech: Museum's Bid For Bodies
Good evening ladies -- and yes, good evening gentleman as well.
Well, where should we begin? Ahhhh yes -- Are any of you aware of what a cadaver parade is? Have any of you ever actually heard of a cadaver parade?
Let me read to you a recent headline that I discovered: "Anatomy of competition: 2 museums bid for bodies -- what is a bid -- it is an offer or a proposal of a price."
What do you think about that? (Pause) My initial thoughts after reading those words were: "This is unbelievable, no, it is downright shocking, shameful, and certainly very offensive.
When was the last time a price was hung on us human beings? You probably already know, that's right -- During the days of Slavery. (Pause) Am I right?
I believe that the practice attaching a price to the human body…… [Read More]
The giant skeleton flew over my head, and I was convinced it was going eat me. I cowered behind my mother's leg as walked into the room. "What's that?" my mother teased. "The giant pterodactyl is coming to get you!" I giggled, recognizing the tone of voice as her playful one. Emerging from the safe cocoon of my mother's leg, I beheld above me the most magnificent site I had seen. Its bony wings soared, its legs dangled, and it beckoned my mind to go with it on a journey to the past. I envisioned the giant flying creature searching for prey in the desolate landscape of the Triassic. All that book reading in school paid off; this was the real deal! From that moment forward, I never complained when my parents said we were going to a museum. Museums were playgrounds for me, opening my world into a…… [Read More]
Lenny Bruce: "Two Five Letter ords:" an exhibit at the Museum of Movie and Television in Los Angeles
Long before there was John Stewart and Comedy Central, long before David Letterman gritted his gap-toothed smile on CBS, Lenny Bruce held comedic sway as the nation's satirist of record. But unlike John Stewart, or even edgier comedians like Chris Rock and Margaret Cho, Lenny Bruce during his heyday was considered a transgressing presence upon the American comedic stage, rather than a popular mainstay of talk shows and popular entertainment. Today, comedians of strong words and even stronger personalities are common. But before Bruce, much of American comedy was decidedly non-abrasive. Even the Marx Brother's cutting humor was more intended in silliness, than to have an explicit cultural or social bite to it.
Bruce, as the Museum's exhibition presentation of "Two Five-Letter ords: Lenny Bruce" shows, was openly eviscerating, even when presented…… [Read More]
The third exhibit was another highlight from "Mission to the Planets," which was the Cassini-Huygens Probe. This highlight is related to the educational standard 4(e) from the earth sciences unit for grade 8. It states that "students know the appearance, general composition, relative position and size and motion of objects in the solar system, including planets, planetary satellites, comets, and asteroids." This exhibit relates to the standard by revealing how scientists are still discovering new information about planets like Saturn and their moons like Titan within the solar system through unmanned spacecrafts like this one.
Cassini-Huygens is responsible for finding out about Saturn's gravitational and magnetic fields, mapping Titan's surface, and studying Saturn's and its moons' atmospheres and ionospheres among other things. The exhibit conveys the standard by displaying full-scale models of Cassini-Huygens that are covered by insulating blankets; the blankets can be pulled back to reveal the spacecraft underneath.…… [Read More]
Museums in Paris
The Louvre Museum can be categorized as one of the world's largest and most magnificent museums. It also marks a monument and an attractive sightseeing location for tourists from all over the world. Standing near the River Seine and stretching over 60,000 meters square, this museum has its own unique history.
The museum was a transformation from the Louvre Palace, built as a fortress for King Louis XIV. He considered the Palace too small for his needs and then went on to making the Palace of Versailles. He left behind this beautifully structured monument to become the museum of beautiful art. The Louvre Museum was initiated in 1793 with initially just 537 paintings. Many of these were the confiscated church paintings and the others were donations from the prestigious and powerful people of the time. Slowly and gradually, the collection of the museum started increasing under Napoleon…… [Read More]
Du Sable Museum
A Reflection of African-American History
The DuSable Museum of African-American History is the oldest major museum related to African-American legacy. Founded by Margaret Taylor in 1961, the museum runs on a self-governing model with focus on collection, interpretation and achievement of African-American history. Its location in Chicago provides it an edge over other museums entailing artifacts related to this subject as Chicago was one of the prime cities where the major migration of African-American migration took place. Therefore, the city has African-American blood and heritage in its roots. This is the reason why the organization receives donations from local communities which ranges from single artifact to entire collection. The Diaspora of black people and the regions that black communities were related to, is well-reflected by the collection of Artifacts provided by local African-American communities. Its extensive collection of African-American heritage gives it a status of connoisseurship in…… [Read More]
Cultural Event Report: Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Museum of Art at Fort Lauderdale. Surprisingly, I had never been to the museum before. It sits adjacent to Nova University, in a very beautiful and modern section of the city. The very moment I walked up to the doors, I was excited. The museum is a very interesting exterior composition, with the bright coat of abstract paint, which seems to drift down the side of one of the main exterior walls. From looking at pictures of its old facade, I am definitely impressed with how well they have grown and opened up to facilitating the true spirit behind modern art. Pictures from their website show a much different building, one that was much more drab and boring. The new facade that now stands is much more enlightening; a true testament to the modern…… [Read More]
The Dallas Museum of Art has several temporary exhibitions on display now. One is called "Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties." Another related but separate exhibition is called "Texas in the Twenties: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from Lone Star Collections." Because both special exhibitions focus on a specific point in time in American and Texan history, it was helpful to view both together on the same day. I went on opening day of both exhibitions, which was on Sunday March 4, 2012. There was a small line to get in, but the space inside the museum was arranged so that it did not feel crowded. The museum published a brochure that explained each exhibition, why it was on display at that time at the museum, and what the exhibition meant in the context of modern American art.
The "Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties"…… [Read More]
Computer History Museum: A virtual visit
Description of the event
The Computer History Museum has both an online and a 'real world' incarnation. It is a physical warehouse of different types of computers, a virtual catalogue of computer history throughout the ages, and also provides information about specific topics pertinent to computer history, such as the history of video games. The Museum contains artifacts such as the first calculators, 'punch cards' and online computers as well as information about their place in computer history. It makes a convincing case about the ubiquity of computers in everyday life from an early age, even though the contrast between the primitive nature of early computers and computers today is striking.
There is also a stark contrast between the functionality of early computers and computers today. The computers we use on a daily basis are multifunctional. People demand that their smartphones do everything from…… [Read More]
Alternatively, the person or group acknowledged as a legitimate representative may wish that the museum could continue to hold an object for the benefit of the other party." (oyd, nd; p. 196) in this instance there should be clarity in the "terms and responsibilities of such holding..." (oyd, nd; p.196) oyd relates that in a museum that is 'collection-based' deaccession is an issue that is "exceedingly contentious" (p. 196) in nature, and in fact "much more so than the decision to acquire." (p. 196)
IV. DEFINITION of a MUSEUM & REFINEMENT of COLLECTIONS
oyd relates that museums are "more than repositories; they are places where collections are interpreted for the public through exhibits and related educational programs." (oyd, nd; p.199) it is important to note the statement of oyd that the museums interpretation of their collections "changes over time with the emergence of new 'techniques, scholarship, and viewpoints.'" (oyd, nd;…… [Read More]
In brief, this painting is essentially a representation of the court of Philip IV and the focal point of the work is the Infanta Margarita who is surrounded by various figures, including her maids of honor, dwarfs and a dog. Las Meninas depicts a large room in the palace of King Philip IV of Spain and most of the figures can be identified as members of the Spanish Court. The figure of the painter is also prominent .There is also a mirror at the back of the figures that depicts the King and Queen.
This complex and mysterious work of art has been the subject of much debate, especially with regard to the theme of illusion and reality in art. It has therefore become one of most widely discussed and analyzed paintings in the Western art discourse. The following commentary provides some ideas of the contemporary interest in this painting.…… [Read More]
Children's Museum: Critical Analysis of the Exhibit.
For many young children, family visits to local science museums or zoos are commonplace events in their lives. The increasing popularity of science museums as sites of choice for family recreation and learning is affirmed by the surge in construction of new children's museums and continued increases in science museum attendance rates in the U.S. (Association of Children's Museums, 2009). Children's museums commonly include exhibits that focus on both sciences content and process skills. In 1975, there were approximately 38 children's museums in America while 243 exist today. Furthermore, an additional 78 children's museums are currently in the planning stage throughout the country.
Similarly, museum attendance in the U.S. has increased to the point where it is estimated that one in five Americans visited a science museum in 2008 (Association of Science and Technology Centres, 2009). Families account for more than half of…… [Read More]
Pei did not stop at this but went ahead to choose Jiang Nan residence primary color, white and grey, and in capturing this Pei used gray granite to replace whitewashed plaster wall dark gray clay tiles. If anyone thinks that these colors are not modern then Jodidio and Adams (2008, Inc. 311) think otherwise, they say that "The gray and white forms recall those of the region, but they remain resolutely modern."
Summary and conclusion
In any project that is undertaken by man there must be challenges and so did the design of Suzhou museum face challenges. The first challenge was on the location which was at the historic district of the city and this would necessitate the moving or destruction of some traditional houses, obviously the residents complained. Pei was lectured by government officials, despite the respect they had for him, he was instructed to make the museum modern…… [Read More]
Splashes of color like red and several shades of blue are added to the collage in a "dragonfly, wing-like" formation. A cutout photograph of a boy is pasted on the "wing" of a lighter shade of blue, perhaps to note a sense of calm to his surroundings.
The Hawkins' exhibit will consist of 80 objects, a retrospective of his nearly a quarter of a century career. The work is described as "at its core, about the pleasure of intense looking." Third mind is described as referring to another piece of Hawkins' work, "ichard Hawkins: Of two minds simultaneously," which means to be undecided, uncertain or unsure, the description states. Hawkins is aware of the duplicity that this body of work creates, which is stated to be intentional.
The Art Institute of Chicago was founded in 1879 as a school and museum. The museum holds art from African-American artists to silk…… [Read More]
Before making plans to personally visit the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, I spent an hour or so researching the museum, Mr. Getty, and some of the issues that this richest of all art museums had recently faced. The assignment calls for finding out what is available to see, and I also found out what was not available to see. One important statue that I would have liked to have viewed was the ancient Greek "goddess of love," Aphrodite, that that iconic statue had been repatriated back to Italy in 2011. My research also showed that the trend for museums that have antiquities on display is to return those art pieces to their rightful countries, if they were purchased from dealers who either stole them or bought them from thieves. In fact the Getty Museum has given back 47 pieces in the last few years (the…… [Read More]
At the same time, there is a feeling that there are some people on the organizational scheme of the museum that could be let go without affecting the activity of the museum.
The disadvantage of such a solution is that such a solution would only target this particular aspect of the organization's expenses and the overall saving in absolute value that could be made is only limited to that.
3. Increase revenues by growing the profile of the museum in the cultural community of the country.
This is a compounded solution that includes an increased involvement in other cultural events in the county, to a better diversification of the events that are held in the museum, a more proactive approach towards increasing the marketing activities of the museum, all these with the same goal: increase the cultural profile of the museum, make it more available to both its visitors and…… [Read More]
pecifically, James describes a variety of buildings to demonstrate the various elements that Kahn uses in his architecture. One building of particular interest is his Yale Center for British Arts. Here, the cylindrical stair tower in the courtyard of the Center introduces an imposing note (James, p. 49). In contrast, and indeed according to Khan's ideal, the facades are understated and reserved. The elevations of the courtyard and galleries adhere to the principle of study, providing a quiet space for students to focus their thoughts and their subdued conversation. As such the courtyard focuses the purpose of the rest of the building. In the interior, daylight is filtered to a soft hue through skylights, where as the oak and fabric paneled walls as well as chamber music further focuses the atmosphere inward, towards a contemplative and peaceful design. patial emphasis is placed upon the aesthetic displays of the galleries within…… [Read More]
Art Museum: Case Study
This case study involves a campus art museum that for many years had a competent director, but a relatively staid presence on campus. The last director had a far more populist orientation. He tried to bring schoolchildren into the museum on a regular basis, and bring in traveling art exhibitions that were of interest to the larger public. But he seemed more interested in advancing a radical political agenda than truly supporting art. Because the art museum is seen as connected to the graduate school, there is a great deal of anger amongst faculty members, who believe that the museum should serve the interests of the school, specifically the graduate students studying for PhDs. In the future, the evaluation committee must have a more systematic process for evaluating candidates. The mission of the art museum must be clearly defined. And the past qualifications, necessary skills, and…… [Read More]
Culture and Visual Identity:
The art piece chosen is "Soliloquy: Life's Fragile Fictions" painted by Moyo Ogundipe in 1997. Ogundipe is from Nigeria and belongs to the Yoruba culture. Many of the elements within the painting express the ideas and customs of the Yoruba people. The Yoruba people founded their particular part of Nigeria in approximately the 12th century AD. Art was a very important part of the culture; they were especially known for their statues featuring images of human beings. Yoruba religious practices and natural elements were also common characteristics of artwork from the region. The Yoruba were primarily an agricultural people who were harvesters rather than hunters (Mullen). Everything that possessed a life force was considered of equal importance to the Yoruba. They would take the same amount of effort in naming their children as their pets, putting both through a special ceremony.
According to researchers,…… [Read More]
The site does an apt job of offering the viewer a virtual tour, a tour that transcends the limitations of language. The virtual tour can only be conducted in English or French. However, the tour is so visually-oriented as to eliminate any potential language barriers. Therefore, recommendations regarding the creation of a virtual tour include economical accessibility. QuickTime enables such universal access to visual data, via a "video of astonishing quality," (Apple QuickTime).
In addition to QuickTime technology, graphic imaging technology and software like Adobe Photoshop may be necessary for the completion of a sophisticated virtual tour such as the Louvre's. hile the QuickTime movies provide a vibrant three-dimensional view of individual rooms in the museum, the static graphics are straightforward and can also be viewed by users who do not have QuickTime installed on their computers. All developers need to be aware of the potential limitations of their audience's…… [Read More]
Burnham spent most of his life in the early, expanding est in Detroit, Michigan. He worked as sign painter as well as a popular artist of portraits, landscapes, and genre scenes like the Young Artist. Burnham did the Lewis and Clark Expedition from his imagination, and many of his works are stylized and idealized types of Americana. The charm of the young boy drawing on a beer barrel to delight his friends, an old woman, and an African-American child (perhaps a servant or a slave, it remains slightly unclear) suggests that this is what true American art is -- and should resemble (Thomas Mickell Burnham, 2009, Ask Art). Burnham was also fond of popular seascapes of ships and sailors, evidently culled from his memory growing up in Boston.
The value of this work is primarily to get a glimpse of what American popular art resembled, and how America saw itself…… [Read More]
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Extra Credit Scavenger Hunt
The 2009 comedy film "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" is set in the famed Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., but in reality many of the scenes were shot inside New York City's American Museum of Natural History (AMNA), where the main character Larry Daley (played by Ben Stiller) actually worked in the first film. This means that much of the artwork and architecture seen on display throughout the film can actually be observed at either the Smithsonian or the AMNA. The following list highlights several of the most interesting examples of artwork, animal skeletons, cultural artifacts and other displays shown in the film that actually exist in either of these two incredible museums.
These are paintings and sculptures that I noticed on display in the background, or in the case…… [Read More]
Impressions of the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
The non-profit Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art -- located in Biloxi, Mississippi -- was recently commissioned and constructed to honor the legacy of ceramic artist George E. Ohr. According to the museum's website, "the self-proclaimed 'Mad Potter of Biloxi' created a body of ceramic work which defied the aesthetic conventions of 19th century America & #8230;while today Ohr is considered an early leader in the modernist movement and it is his creative spirit which informs the mission of the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum." Among the exhibits on display during my recent visit were a gallery of African-American art by Carl Joe illiams titled "Shades of Perception," a historical pottery exhibit sponsored by the Mississippi Sound elcome Center, which featured the work of Biloxi transplant and Master Potter Joseph Fortune Meyer, and a gallery of clay and bronze sculptures by Rod Moorhead titled "Entropy." The diverse nature…… [Read More]
The Asian art section is so vast it is impossible to view the entire collection in one visit, and that holds for the European collection, too. There are many famous European artists represented, from the childlike, crayon-colored Edvard Munch work "Girls on a Bridge" to the dark, brooding portrait "Bust of a Jew" by embrandt. There are many impressionist works in the collection, including Camille Pissarro's pastoral "Near Sydenham Hill." This dreamy work has a calming effect on the viewer, and represents a bucolic country scene with large, bare trees in the foreground and green pastures in the distance. It is a beautiful rendition of the English countryside, and the blues and greens of the work are muted, as if the viewer is looking at the painting through a soft, gentle mist.
There is also quite a remarkable collection of enaissance Art, mostly from Italy, which includes sculpture and other…… [Read More]
Figurine of the Goddess adjet
In the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, there is a sculpture in the Egyptian wing that depicts one of the Egyptian goddesses. The piece is entitled "Figurine of the Goddess adjet." It is located in Hammer Building Room 303 of the museum amongst the other Egyptian art exhibits. It was given to the museum from the Hearst family, famous for their collection of ancient, historically-significant pieces of art and it is obvious that despite its age, the sculpture has been carefully preserved. This particular piece is from the 26th dynasty of Egyptian rule and is estimated to have been created between 664 and 525 BCE. It is unknown exactly who sculpted the figure. Since the actual date of the sculpture is unknown, it is logical that the sculptor is also a mystery.
Although the figure is fairly small, only standing 13 inches high, it…… [Read More]
Artwork Piece at a Museum
One of the most impressive pieces showed in the Denver Art Museum is a painting by Claude Monet entitled "Le Bassin des Nympheas," made in 1904. "Among the museum's regular holdings are John DeAndrea's sexy, soothing, life-size polyvinyl painting "Linda" (1983), Claude Monet's dreamy flowerscape "Le Bassin des Nympheas" (1904), and Charles Deas' red-cowboy-on-horseback "Long Jakes, The Rocky Mountain Man "(1844)." This inclusion among the top three most requested pieces of the museum testifies to its grace and technical beauty, things that make it such a memorable painting.
Monet was part of a group of painters who rejected the "approved" way of painting of the day in their search for something else. "The Impressionists found that they could capture the momentary and transient effects of sunlight by painting " en plein air." They used short, "broken" brush strokes of pure and unmixed colour, not smoothly…… [Read More]
Asian Museum Exhibit
The Museum of Asia and India (MIA) is proud to host the traveling exhibition of Art and Society in Japan and China: Floral epresentation through the Centuries. The exhibit will run for three months at the MIA before traveling to other venues across the globe in the two-year schedule. Museums in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Munich, New York, Nice, Oslo, Prague, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto, and Zurich will play host to the special exhibit from November 2011 through May of 2012.
The exhibit provides glimpses into the impact of religion, philosophy, language, and culture on Asian art. With artistic grounding in writing as an art form, Chinese and Japanese art often includes the written word as a visual element in art. Often, the writing conveys a wise aphorism or a blessing that exists harmoniously with the subject of the art. The influence of Confucius in Asian art…… [Read More]
Black Wax Museum
Young Civil ights Advocates at the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
One of the most powerful images from the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum is that of two young children standing behind a sign that reads "We are not afraid." Behind them stands a tall figure hooded in the sinister white costume of the Ku Klux Klan. The photos that serve as the backdrop to this display show how African-Americans had to fight for basic rights that were already enjoyed by whites. The children are a sad reminder that racial prejudice was directed towards people of all ages, no matter how innocent they were. The children's sign is a reminder that African-Americans showed courage in the face of prejudice, and even children took bold steps to secure their rights and the rights of others.
In the display, the children appear to be of elementary school…… [Read More]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art currently presents three fascinating special exhibits including one on cubism, another on enaissance tapestry, and a third on ancient Assyrian art. Each of these three special exhibits is different, and exciting in its own way. The exhibit on enaissance tapestry is entitled "Grand Design" and focuses on the work of Pieter Coecke van Aelst. Some of the tapestries are lavish and intricate, such as the "Seven Deadly Sins." Having never before encountered tapestries from this era, I was stunned at the workmanship and marveled at the amount of time it must have taken to weave these incredible patterns. As if on cue, the museum's curator had prepared several information panels informing viewers about the process of tapestry making, its history, and its relevance during the enaissance. Van Aelst had produced tapestries for Europe's elite, including the Medici family. This made me ponder the nature…… [Read More]
Metropolitan Museum of Arts: Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, Delft 1632 -- 1675 Delft)
Young Woman with a Water Pitcher (1662)
History of the Painting
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) notes that this was the first Vermeer painting to enter an American public collection, and is one of a small group of canvases dating from about 1662 -- 65 in which isolated women appear as mistresses of their private domains.
Technical analysis reveals that a larger map than the one now visible originally extended to the left behind the woman, so that her head was framed within the wall hanging's lower left corner. In addition, the back of a chair set on an angle was placed in the left foreground and partly overlapped the window. The chair, the use of an open window as a spatial device, and the bright, local coloring are consistent with Vermeer's style in works dating from…… [Read More]
Japanese Art Response
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit on Japanese artwork entitled "Birds in the Art of Japan," there are many beautiful works of art which encompass all manner of subjects prevalent in Japanese history. The exhibit's intention is to show Japanese history as it is expressed through art. Each has a unique beauty all its own, but one that is extremely interesting is entitled "Gamecocks" by Katsushika Hokusai who lived in Tokyo, Japan between 1760 and 1849. The work is dated 1838, indicating that the artist was quite old when he made this beautiful piece. It is made with what are considered traditional Japanese materials. Although classified as a painting, "Gamecocks" was made with ink and paint color and painted on a scroll made of silk. "Gamecocks" looks simple at first glance, but by looking at it and analyzing it more intricately shows that despite its simplicity,…… [Read More]
Art Museum Visit
This particular piece of art is a limestone statue, which in all likelihood, originally was a painted piece. Limestone was a precious mineral, and would have most likely been honed and by prepared by a servant or slave for the artisan to work with. This statue is considered to be sculpture in the round as there are no additional supports required (Barnet 113). A great deal of detail is carved into the headdress, and because of the realism qualities, the statue is of a woman. A number of these statues were designed in small decorative forms; however, many were crafted in life size and even larger forms. The proportions seem to be to scale. The Egyptian use of proportions is a method that depicts the human figure in a consistent way, using measurements derived from the observation of real bodies and related to Egyptian metrology (Baines 9).…… [Read More]
The progressivist philosophy of culture, which posits that advancements in science, technology, social, and economic development are crucial in the development of advanced societies, and that societies advance from a state of barbarism toward a more civilized state, is evident in the modes of display of some of the most popular museums in the world. These museums, The Louvre in Paris, Pitt Rivers in Oxford, and the Smithsonian in D.C., use the progressivist ideology to promote both a cultural theory and a strident nationalism rooted in the belief that its citizens are advancing towards the promise of a better tomorrow. This paper will show how these museums do so.
As Andrew McClellan states, "the public for art is diverse and divided by interests and levels of knowledge."
Appealing to and uniting these diverse interests is what a progressivist museum must do in order to guide its public to…… [Read More]
Philadelphia Museum of Art is a spectacular place to view art through the ages with exhibitions changing ever couple of months. Whether in sculpture, photograph or painting, the Philadelphia Museum of Art has much to offer. The current exhibition holds art from various artists that show vibrant energy through fine depictions of people, landscapes, and abstract images. This essay is meant to show the quality of the pieces within the exhibits as well as a proposal to improve the layout and collections the Museum has.
PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF AT has several exhibits to offer. The first exhibit that was the most apparent was "The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by ubens, Michelangelo, and Titian" that will last on display until December 6, 2015. The Wrath of the Gods concentrates on the artist Peter Paul uben's most notable work, Prometheus Bound. That piece shows a singular vision of torment, pain, as…… [Read More]
The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington is a museum specifically focused on bringing a gender-focused study to the achievements of women in the different artistic fields, whether literature, visual art, or performance art. The museum highlights the achievements of women artists by collecting and showcasing paintings and sculptures (the museum boasts a collection of 4,5000 objects created by women), presenting "10 world-class exhibitions of women artists each year," operating a publishing house, programming concerts, films and staged performances, educating the public, and sponsoring committees around the world dedicated to advocating for female artists (NMWA, 2015). While the museum is thus clearly dedicated to supporting the voice of women and their artistic expressions, the museum itself does raise questions about the issue of gender within the wider scope of the total global and historical artistic/cultural experience of not only modern day society but also of…… [Read More]
Tourism: A Visit to the Philadelphia Art Museum
A Visit to the Philadelphia Art Museum: Tourism
Proposal of a Visit to the Philadelphia Art Museum
I propose a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the country's third-largest museum in terms of collections, and an absolute must-see for both local and international tourists. My choice is dictated by a number of factors. To begin with, I regard art as one of the most fundamental symbols of culture -- it serves to remind us who we are, what we share, and where we have come from. The development of art therefore, is an interesting subject that everyone, in my view, ought to strive to understand and be knowledgeable about; nothing gives a better picture of how art developed than the Philadelphia Art Museum. As a matter of fact, this summer, the museum has scheduled a special exhibition to trace the role…… [Read More]
Anderson and the Indianapolis Museum of Art
In his YouTube presentation on his work, Max Anderson of the Indianapolis Museum of Art notes that ticket sales are a relatively minimal part of art museum revenue. He believes success is better measured by how many new pieces are added to a collection and other markers of the health and overall growth of the collection that reflect a more general outreach. Serving the community is a critical component of the Museum's mission. ather than simply keeping track of how many visitors come through the doors, the Museum also keeps track of their zip codes and other demographic factors to better tailor its offerings (online as well as in real space) to their needs.
The use of such data highlights how art, even as displayed by a nonprofit museum with an endowment, is very much a product of business decisions and a…… [Read More]
I intend to cover the practices in an objective manner, neither idealizing nor criticizing them. Many of India's religious practices are thousands of years old, offering ample opportunity for journalistic inquiry beyond what we provide in a pithy piece about the fire-walking children. We intend to interview the parents of the students, the teachers, and also community religious leaders or scholars.
3. "Drowning in a Sea of Garbage" -- an in-depth piece about garbage in India
A New York Times piece by Akash Kapur entitled "Drowning in a Sea of Garbage" details the hazards of a specific land fill near Pondicherry. Pondicherry is close to Chennai and therefore should be simple to travel there during the week our crew spends in India. Because we do not have time or resources for a full investigative report, I simply want to offer our readers a snapshot of what is going on both…… [Read More]
art museum in Chicago and an exhibition held in the University of Minnesota where I happened to stay for a week's vacation.
The Art museum of Chicago
I have always been interested in art. It transports me to a different place and calms me. Therefore, I decided to select the famous art museum of Chicago as one of my places to visit.
Being philosophically inclined, the exhibit that made the greatest impact on me and had me wandering around it various times was the marble statue of a group of figures -- naked men -- eyes closed, hands gently touching the shoulder of the one in front of them. There they stood in a closed circle, connected; yet disconnected as we are in real life. This was precisely reminiscent of our experience, and it reminded me of Liebniz's monads. Each of us exists singly in the world. Perceptions come in,…… [Read More]