Exhibiting Blackness

Exhibiting Blackness

African Americans and the American Art Museum

eBook - 2011
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"In Exhibiting Blackness, art historian Bridget R. Cooks analyzes the curatorial strategies, challenges, and critical receptions of the most significant museum exhibitions of African American art. Tracing two dominant methodologies used to exhibit art by African Americans--an ethnographic approach that focuses more on artists than their art, and a recovery narrative aimed at correcting past omissions--Cooks exposes the issues involved in exhibiting cultural difference that continue to challenge art history, historiography, and American museum exhibition practices. By further examining the unequal and often contested relationship between African American artists, curators, and visitors, she provides insight into the complex role of art museums and their accountability to the cultures they represent."--
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9781613760062
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 205 pages, [16] pages of plates :) : illustrations (some color)


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