A Postmodern Puzzle: Rewriting the Place of the Visitor in Art Museum Education
Mayer, Melinda M., Studies in Art Education
At the same time as the postmodern call to reexamine traditional notions of scholarship blazed new paths through many disciplines, art museum education was a field in transition. From the 1970s through the mid 1990s, the writings of art museum educators revealed changing and contested beliefs regarding their pedagogical purposes. This study focuses on how art museum educators wrote and rewrote theory and practice regarding the role of the museum visitor in meaning making. Theorists of visual literacy, museum literacy, and interactivity will serve as the guides to this intertextual historical examination.
For the past 30 years, postmodernism has challenged the foundations of many …
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Publication information: Article title: A Postmodern Puzzle: Rewriting the Place of the Visitor in Art Museum Education. Contributors: Mayer, Melinda M. - Author. Journal title: Studies in Art Education. Volume: 46. Issue: 4 Publication date: Summer 2005. Page number: 356+. © National Art Education Association Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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