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The Crisis in Art History

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“The Crisis in Art History” comprises a revised set of papers delivered at the 2011 College Art Association of America (CAA) meeting in New York City as part of the “Critical Issues in Art History” series sponsored by its Board of Directors. Representing a broad spectrum of the art history profession, authors Patricia Mainardi, Patricia Rubin, Stephen Murray, Pepe Karmel, Elizabeth Easton, and Maxwell Anderson discuss how the current situation looks to each of them. Many of the same issues emerge in several different essays, such as the dislocations caused by government policies that privilege technological training over the humanities, and the skewing of academic art history and museum exhibitions toward contemporary and away from historical art. The papers also reveal economic issues, changing museum audiences, issues of gender and race, graduate school curricula, shifts in trends in scholarship, and redefinitions of the public domain.

Keywords: Architectural History; Art Education; Art Market; Collecting; Contemporary Art; Funding; Humanities; Intellectual Property Rights; Museums

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2011-12-01

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