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Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands (review)

Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands (review) 480 the contemporary pacific • 18:2 (2006) visitors. Plans are in the works to preted within metropolitan museums continue to add more exhibit cases continues to provoke lively debate and to supplement some of the and public interest. Moving forward preexisting panels with additional twenty years, a visitor to the African images and photos. collections of both the American Museum of Natural History and the tammy duchesne Metropolitan Museum of Art might War in the Pacific National be surprised to find that these gal- Historical Park, Piti, Guam leries are still perfect illustrations of Danto’s discussion. The amnh *** African galleries reconstruct African habitats and peoples in “life-like” Adorning the World: Art of the tableaux, or group artifacts together Marquesas Islands. Exhibition, in functional and regional categories. Metropolitan Museum of Art, At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 10 May 2005–15 January 2006. African art is displayed in reverent, timeless darkness, individual pieces In 1988, Arthur Danto, philosopher on stark pedestals or in glass cases, of art, described a hypothetical spotlit from above. instance in which the baskets and However, the Oceanic collections pots of two fictitious African tribes are displayed somewhat contrarily were displayed in two museums, one in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 18 (2) – Jul 27, 2006

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

480 the contemporary pacific • 18:2 (2006) visitors. Plans are in the works to preted within metropolitan museums continue to add more exhibit cases continues to provoke lively debate and to supplement some of the and public interest. Moving forward preexisting panels with additional twenty years, a visitor to the African images and photos. collections of both the American Museum of Natural History and the tammy duchesne Metropolitan Museum of Art might War in the Pacific National be surprised to find that these gal- Historical Park, Piti, Guam leries are still perfect illustrations of Danto’s discussion. The amnh *** African galleries reconstruct African habitats and peoples in “life-like” Adorning the World: Art of the tableaux, or group artifacts together Marquesas Islands. Exhibition, in functional and regional categories. Metropolitan Museum of Art, At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 10 May 2005–15 January 2006. African art is displayed in reverent, timeless darkness, individual pieces In 1988, Arthur Danto, philosopher on stark pedestals or in glass cases, of art, described a hypothetical spotlit from above. instance in which the baskets and However, the Oceanic collections pots of two fictitious African tribes are displayed somewhat contrarily were displayed in two museums, one in

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 27, 2006

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