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Re: how museums make art history -who carries the weight?

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MCALLANILO
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 12:48:17 EST


FUNCTIONALITY

I try to get my students to see that art is function, that drawing is little
more than a tool for learning, mapping out what one sees, for planning, etc.

Some of the most beautiful 3d forms I have ever seen are the funiture made by
the Shakers.

The funny thing is that with a piece of art like that, its function, its
entire raison d'etre, is obliterated when it is put behind glass in a museum,
where no one can use it.


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