Exhibiting Contradiction: Essays on the Art Museum in the United States

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University of Massachusetts Press, 1998 - Architecture - 152 pages

In Exhibiting Contradiction, a leading scholar considers the way art museums have depicted--and continue to depict--American society and the American past. In closely focused and often controversial essays, Alan Wallach explores the opposing ideologies that drove the development of the American art museum in the nineteenth century and the tensions and contradictions characteristic of recent museum history.

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About the author (1998)

Alan Wallach is Ralph H. Wark Professor of Art and Art History and professor of American studies at the College of William and Mary.

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