Advertisement

Postmodernism and Art Museum Education

The Case for a New Paradigm
  • Juliet Moore Tapia
  • Susan Hazelroth Barrett
Part of the Landscapes: The Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 2)

Abstract

The governing concept of this chapter is the contention that shifting trends in contemporary, postmodern society are leading to concurrent changes in the theory and practice of current art museum education. This chapter begins with a description of general theories of postmodernism and postmodernist pedagogy and an analysis of how museum education can employ these characteristics of postmodern education. The argument that facets of postmodernism are manifesting themselves in contemporary museum education is reinforced by a case study that describes the educational mission and selected programmes of one particular museum between the years 1991-1994. This case study is placed in the context of postmodern education and is used to generate a definition of postmodern art museum education.

Keywords

Mission Statement Personal Narrative Museum Visitor Museum Education Expert Interpretation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. American Association of Museums. Excellence and Equity: Education and the Public Dimension of Museums. Washington, DC: American Association of Museums, 1992.Google Scholar
  2. Apple, Michael. Cultural Politics and Education. New York, NY: Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 1996.Google Scholar
  3. Aronowitz, Stanley, and Henry Giroux. Education Still Under Siege. Westport, CT: Bergin and Garvey, 1993.Google Scholar
  4. Barrett, Terry, “Studies, Invited Lecture: About Art Interpretation for ArtGoogle Scholar
  5. Education.” Studies in Art Education. Reston, VA: National Art Education Association, 42(1), 5-19, 2000.Google Scholar
  6. Becker, Carol. “When Cultures Come Into Contention.” Different Voices. New York, NY: Association of Art Museum Directors, 1992.Google Scholar
  7. Bowman, Leslie Green. American Arts and Crafts: Virtue in Design. Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990.Google Scholar
  8. Bourdieu, Pierre. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.Google Scholar
  9. Bourdieu, Pierre, Alain Darbel, and Dominique Schnapper. The Love of Art: European Art Museums and Their Public, trans. C. Beattie and N. Merriman. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1991.Google Scholar
  10. Buck, Patricia Ringling. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Santa Barbara, CA: Albion Publishing Group, 1988.Google Scholar
  11. Crimp, Douglas. On the Museum’s Ruins. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1993.Google Scholar
  12. Danto, Arthur. Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective. New York, NY: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, 1992.Google Scholar
  13. Derrida, Jacques. Of Grammatology. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976.Google Scholar
  14. Efland, Arthur, Kerry Freedman, and Patricia Stuhr. Postmodern Art Education: An Approach to Curriculum. Reston, VA: The National Art Education Association, 1996.Google Scholar
  15. Featherstone, Mike. Consumer Culture and Postmodernism. London: Sage Publications, 1991.Google Scholar
  16. Foster, Hal (Ed.) The Anti-Aesthetic. Seattle, WA: Bay Press, 1983.Google Scholar
  17. Foucault, Michel. Power/Knowledge. New York, NY: Pantheon Books, 1980.Google Scholar
  18. Getty Center for Education in the Arts and The J. Paul Getty Museum. Insights: Museums, Visitors, Attitudes, Expectations. Santa Monica, CA: The J. Paul Getty Trust, 1991.Google Scholar
  19. Gilman, Benjamin Ives. Museum Ideals of Purpose and Method. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1923.Google Scholar
  20. Giroux, Henry. “Postmodernism as Border Pedagogy: Redefining the Boundaries of Race and Ethnicity.” Joseph Natoli and Linda Hutcheon (Eds.), A Postmodern Reader. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1993.Google Scholar
  21. Hebdige, Dick. Hiding in the Light. New York, NY: Routledge, 1989.Google Scholar
  22. Hebdige, Dick. “A Report on the Western Front.” Fancis Frascina and Jonathan Harris (Eds.) Art in Modern Culture. New York, NY: Harper Collins, 1992.Google Scholar
  23. hooks, bell. Teaching to Transgress. London: Routledge, 1994.Google Scholar
  24. Jencks, Charles. What Is Postmodernism? London: St. Martin’s Press, 1989.Google Scholar
  25. Lyotard, Jean-Francois. The Postmodern Condition. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1984.Google Scholar
  26. Meyer, Karl. The Art Museum: Power, Money, Ethics. New York, NY: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1979.Google Scholar
  27. Risatti, Howard. (Ed.) Postmodern Perspectives. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990.Google Scholar
  28. Szkudlarek, Tomas. The Problem of Freedom in Postmodern Education. Westport, CT: Bergin and Harvey, 1993.Google Scholar
  29. Tchen, John Kuo Wei. “Ancestor Worship, Sacred Pizzerias, and the Other: A Few Conceits of Anglo- American Modernism,” Different Voices. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Co., 1992.Google Scholar
  30. Tomkins, Calvin. Merchants and Masterpieces: The Story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Co., 1989.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliet Moore Tapia
  • Susan Hazelroth Barrett

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations