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Unformatted text preview: ARTH 275: Museum Paper National Museum of Natural History African Voices D UE DATE : Thursday, November 29, 2007, in lecture A SSIGNED READING FOR MUSEUM PAPER : Christa Clarke, "From Theory to Practice: Exhibiting African Art in the Twenty-first Century," in Art and Its Publics , edited by Andrew McClellan (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003), pp. 165-184. (PDF) Susan Vogel, "Always True to the Object, in Our Fashion," in Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display , edited by Ivan Karp and Steven D. Lavine (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1991), pp. 191-204. (PDF) I NSTRUCTIONS : This assignment requires that you visit the African Voices exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The objective of this assignment is for you to consider how African art is presented in a museum context and how the museum environment influences your perceptions of African objects. Remember to bring a notebook and pencil to record your observations. You are to use no outside sources for this project: this includes the museum's website on the exhibition. If you reference either the Clarke or Vogel essays you must properly cite them museum's website on the exhibition....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ARTH 275 taught by Professor Rudolphi during the Fall '07 term at Maryland.
- Fall '07