Archive for the 'Museum Commentaries' Category

Narrative on Worcester Public Library and exhibit space

posted by David on December 1st, 2005 at 1:24 pm

What does one expect from a public exhibit?

Do those expectations change when the exhibit is in a space known for other things?

The mysterious magic of the Mona Lisa

posted by Deborah on September 30th, 2005 at 9:32 am


Jason’s High School Tour

posted by Jason Schlossberg on September 30th, 2005 at 12:26 am


the museum of sex!!

posted by Daniel on September 29th, 2005 at 11:34 pm

As you have probably guessed by now, my audio contribution relates to my visit to the museum of sex in manhattan last summer. I viewed two exhibits, one called “Vamps and Virgins: The Evolution of American Pinup Photography from 1860 to 1960″ and the other entitled “Stags, Smokers & Blue Movies: The Origins of American […]

Prado critique

posted by Kerry on September 29th, 2005 at 11:19 pm

This podcast is in responce to my last ipod assignment for the class. The critique was that this art work would have been loved andadmired for a masterpiece even if the museum would have displayed it differently. Though I do agree with that to a point, I also have more to say on the […]

The end of the “Freedom Center Museum” at Ground Zero

posted by Mark Auslander on September 29th, 2005 at 7:59 pm

Given the issues we’ve been working through in this course, Governor Pataki’s decision, reported in the NY Times this morning, to scrap the Freedom Center Museum at Ground Zero in NYC is absolutely fascinating. I suppose one way of thinking about this is in terms of Greenblatt’s gem of an essay, “Resonance and Wonder” in […]