No Art, No History: Victorian Museums and the Metaphysics of the Subject
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, 7:00 pm
Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, 12th Fl., Dean’s Conference Room
The lecture will explore conflicting paradigms for the organization of museums and exhibitions in nineteenth-century London: how museums were meant to be understood and used, and the differing models of subjectivity, society, nationhood and empire they implied.
The lecture is given by Donald Preziosi, Professor of Art History University of California at Los Angeles. For information about Donald Preziosi: http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/arthist/fac/preziosi.
For a list of readings please refer to Professor Barbara Kirschenblatt-Gimblett’s web site in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU, http://www.nyu.edu/ classes/bkg/ museum.html.
Cosponsored by New York University’s Fine Arts Museum, the Grey Art Gallery; the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of Arts; Department of Art and Art Professions, School of Education
and the Program in Museum Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University.