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Courting the Contemporary
Art-Historical Museums
Follow the Money
© Deborah Feller
Figure 1. Fukami Sueharu, Upright (2012, pressure-slip-cast porcelain
with pale-blue glaze, granite base). The Metropolita...
Figure 3: Cover page, The Morgan
Calendar of Events Winter & Spring
2016.
Roy Lichtenstein,
Entablature (1974, oil,
Magna,...
Figure 5: Philadelphia Museum of Art webpage, "Stay
Connected."
Figure 6: The Metropolitan Museum of Art webpage,
"Visit."
Figure 7: The Met Breuer, prior to its opening in March 2016.
Figure 8: Crystal Bridges Museum, aerial view.
Figure 9: Chris Ofili, The Holy Virgin Mary (1996, paper collage,
oil paint, glitter, polyester resin, map pins, elephant ...
Figure 11: Amadeo Modigliani, Recumbent Nude (1917-18, oil on canvas, 24 in.
x 36 in. [60 x 92 cm]). Private collection.
Figure 12: Janine Antoni, Lick and Lather (1993-94, 7 chocolate and 7 soap on 14 pedestals, 24 in. x 16 in.
x 13 in. [60.9...
Figure 13: New (right) and
old (above) logos for The
Metropolitan Museum of
Art.
Figure 14: Maria Hassabi's
Plastic, performed at the Museum
of Modern Art, February 21-
March 20, 2016.
Figure 15: Monica ...
Figure 16: Description of
MetFridays from website. The
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Figure 17: Great Hall Balcony
Bar, from...
Figure 18: Boston Loves Impressionism, crowdsourced exhibit at the
Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Figure 19: View of Chinese gallery with clothed manikin at
China: Through the Looking Glass. (2015) The Metropolitan
Museu...
Figure 20: Top ten art museums
measured by attendance figures.
The ArtNewspaper. (2015)
Figure 21: "...you've always had the power." Glinda to Dorothy in The
Wizard of Oz. (1939)
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Courting the Contemporary: Art-Historical Museums Follow the Money

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Courting the Contemporary: Art-Historical Museums Follow the Money

  1. 1. Courting the Contemporary Art-Historical Museums Follow the Money © Deborah Feller
  2. 2. Figure 1. Fukami Sueharu, Upright (2012, pressure-slip-cast porcelain with pale-blue glaze, granite base). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Photo © Deborah Feller. Figure 2. Kōhei Nawa, PixCell-Deer#24 (2011, mixed media, taxidermied deer with artificial crystal glass). The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Photo © Deborah Feller
  3. 3. Figure 3: Cover page, The Morgan Calendar of Events Winter & Spring 2016. Roy Lichtenstein, Entablature (1974, oil, Magna, sand, Magna medium, aluminum powder). and Antonio Canova, Naiad (modeled 1815- 17; carved 1820-23, marble). Figure 4: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Photo © Deborah Feller.
  4. 4. Figure 5: Philadelphia Museum of Art webpage, "Stay Connected." Figure 6: The Metropolitan Museum of Art webpage, "Visit."
  5. 5. Figure 7: The Met Breuer, prior to its opening in March 2016. Figure 8: Crystal Bridges Museum, aerial view.
  6. 6. Figure 9: Chris Ofili, The Holy Virgin Mary (1996, paper collage, oil paint, glitter, polyester resin, map pins, elephant dung on linen, 95.98 in. x 72 in. [243.8 x 182.9 cm]). Private collection. Figure 10: Robert Mapplethorpe, Bob Love (1979, gelatin silver print on paper, 20 in. x 15.98 in. [50.80 x 40.60 cm]). National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.
  7. 7. Figure 11: Amadeo Modigliani, Recumbent Nude (1917-18, oil on canvas, 24 in. x 36 in. [60 x 92 cm]). Private collection.
  8. 8. Figure 12: Janine Antoni, Lick and Lather (1993-94, 7 chocolate and 7 soap on 14 pedestals, 24 in. x 16 in. x 13 in. [60.96 x 40.64 x 33.02 cm]). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  9. 9. Figure 13: New (right) and old (above) logos for The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  10. 10. Figure 14: Maria Hassabi's Plastic, performed at the Museum of Modern Art, February 21- March 20, 2016. Figure 15: Monica Bill Barnes and Company's The Museum Workout, held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, January and February 2017.
  11. 11. Figure 16: Description of MetFridays from website. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Figure 17: Great Hall Balcony Bar, from website. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  12. 12. Figure 18: Boston Loves Impressionism, crowdsourced exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
  13. 13. Figure 19: View of Chinese gallery with clothed manikin at China: Through the Looking Glass. (2015) The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  14. 14. Figure 20: Top ten art museums measured by attendance figures. The ArtNewspaper. (2015)
  15. 15. Figure 21: "...you've always had the power." Glinda to Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. (1939)

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