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Discussion 1 | Vogel Discussion

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September 06, 2013

Discussion 1 | Vogel Discussion



September 06, 2013


  1. Framing  Ancient  Art   Vogel:  lAlways  True  to  the  Object,

     in  Our   Fashionz  from  Exhibi&ng  Cultures   Nigel  Spivey,  “The  Birth  of  the  ImaginaCon”   from  How  Art  Made  the  World,  pp.  17-­‐49  
  2. Mijikenda  Vigango  Posts  from  Art/ArCfact,  Center  for  African   Art,

     c.  1988.  
  3. Zande  HunCng  Net,  from  Art/ArCfact,  Center  for  African  Art,  

    c.  1988.   Were  they  made  by  people  who  thought  of   themselves  in  terms  that  correspond  to  our  definiCon   of  “arCst”?  
  4. Kuba  Woman’s  Skirt   Wrapper,  Zande  HunCng   Net,  Kasai

     Dowry  Blade  from   Art/ArCfact  at  the  Center  for   African  Art,  c.  1988.   Zande  HunCng  Party  using   nets.  
  5. 1-­‐5,  Nude  Woman  (Venus  of  Willendorf),  from   Willendorf,  Austria,

     ca.  28,000-­‐25,000  BCE.   How  might  this  apply  to  Paleolithic  materials,   such  as  the  “Venus  of  Willendorf.”  
  6. Mijikenda  Vigango  from  Art/ ArCfact  at  the  Center  for  

    African  Art,  c.  1988.   Display  with  Mijikenda   Vigango  from  Art/ArCfact  at   the  Center  for  African  Art,  c.   1988.   What  are  the  key  differences  between  the  moCvaCons  and   viewpoints  of  art  and  anthropological  (natural  history)   museums?    Is  one  beaer  than  the  other?  
  7. The  1910  African  Hall  at  the  American  Museum   of

     Natural  History.  
  8. African  Cultural  Objects  Displayed  as  fine  art,    

  9. African  ArCfacts  displayed  among  modern  painCngs.  

  10. What  are  the  responsibiliCes  of  curators,  collectors,   and  viewers

     regarding  “objects  never  meant  to  be   displayed?”