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Andrew Graciano on ‘The roles and influence of monographic exhibitions on art historical scholarship’

1 November 2018

The roles and influence of monographic exhibitions on art historical scholarship

Review of:

Maia Wellington Gahtan and Donatella Pegazzano, eds. Monographic Exhibitions and the History of Art.  Studies in Art Historiography, hbk: 368 pages , New York and London: Routledge, 2018, ISBN-10: 9781138712485, ISBN-13: 978-1138712485, $150

Andrew Graciano (School of Visual Art and Design, University of South Carolina) 19/AG1

Abstract: Maia Wellington Gahtan and Donatella Pegazzano’s edited collection, Monographic Exhibitions and the History of Art, is the fruit of a remarkable symposium hosted at the Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici in Florence in March/April 2016. The event brought together likeminded scholars of art history and museum studies from around the world to speak about, to discuss, and to reflect upon the impact of monographic exhibitions on the written trajectory of art historical scholarship, and vice versa. The volume’s essays consider monographic exhibitions that occurred from the late-eighteenth through twenty-first centuries, featuring artists ranging from the Renaissance to the contemporary periods. In this way, the book is of value and of interest to scholars specializing across these many centuries.

Keywords: art historiography, art historical scholarship, exhibitions, museums, monograph

 

 

 

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