The Art Museum in the Modern World

April 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Art Museum in the Modern World
Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25
5pm to 6pm | $30
Presenter: Dr. Jay Bloom

Conceived at times as “temples of culture” dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of the visual arts, museums are in fact much more than that. They articulate political, social, and aesthetic values. They both reflect and inflect current events. And they supply a lens through which which we understand ourselves by reconstituting and representing the past. Join Dr. Jay Bloom (Associate Professor of Art History at Centre College) for a series of three lectures that will explore the sometimes surprising ways in which art museums intervene in contemporary society.
April 11 – “Picasso, Pollock, and Propaganda: The Exhibition as Political Weapon”  
April 18 – “Museums & the Geography of Art”
April 25 – “Museums & Consequences”
Register in advance for $30 or pay $13 per session at the door.