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New Exhibit: The Artful Museum

With books from the special collections and DVDs from the MRC, this exhibition has a museum for everyone.

Posted 07.25.12 by Rachel Beckman '11

This month we take a look at a whole spectrum of museums big and small... 

The Anti-Warhol Museum by Bonnie O'Connell

Last month the focus was on one museum -- The Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and how its primary goal of education sparked a new kind of mission in curating for the public.

With this month's exhibit: The Artful Museum,  we take a look at a whole spectrum of museums big and small, thinking about what it means to be a museum, and how we evaluate and display collections.

From private collections overflowing in houses, to well-established institutions, hip galleries, and yes, even libraries, the current exhibition explores just some of the many exciting possibilities in regards to the contemporary museum experience.

Starting July 17, the Decker Library will exhibit not only books and artists' books, but also DVDs from the Media Resources Collection- both documentaries and films of pure fiction. For a full listing of the included materials, see the Library Exhibits page.

The exhibition will run through August 21.

Image Information:
Thumbnail on Library Homepage: The True Collector
by Frederica Postman, N7433.4 .P68 T78 1997 Cage
This Page: The Anti-Warhol Museum: Proposals for the Socially Responsible Disposal of Warholia
by Bonnie O'Connell, N7433.4 .O36 A6 1999 Cage