Whose Muse?: Art Museums and the Public Trust

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During the economic boom of the 1990s, art museums expanded dramatically in size, scope, and ambition. They came to be seen as new civic centers: on the one hand as places of entertainment, leisure, and commerce, on the other as socially therapeutic institutions. But museums were also criticized for everything from elitism to looting or illegally exporting works from other countries, to exhibiting works offensive to the public taste. Whose Muse? brings together five directors of leading American and British art ...

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Whose Muse?: Art Museums and the Public Trust
2006, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691127811

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Whose Muse?: Art Museums and the Public Trust
2004, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691032153

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