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Daniel Robbins
Union College (Lincoln, NE 68506-4345)

The American Art Museum: Archive or Arbiter

To examine the American art museum and the shifting relationship between art, its scholarly study, and this institution where the two meet. The study will develop the idea that increasingly art is defined in the art museum, and will go on ti> demonstrate through historical analysis how, when, and why this has happened. At a time when there is a proliferation of all kinds of museums, a study of the theoretical issues that govern their existence must be made, for museums collect and preserve objects the true values of which lies in the humanistic values they embody

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1975 – 9/30/1976