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Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work Of Charlotte Moorman, Saisha Grayson 2018 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Cellist, Catalyst, Collaborator: The Work Of Charlotte Moorman, Saisha Grayson

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

When classically trained cellist Charlotte Moorman (1933-1991) moved to New York City in 1957, she swiftly positioned herself at the intersection of experimental music, performance, video, and the visual arts. She interpreted works by composers like John Cage, collaborated with artists such as Nam June Paik, and founded and organized the New York Avant Garde Festival from 1963 to 1980. This dissertation argues that Moorman’s career sheds new light on what it meant to be an artist in this post-medium-specific moment and proposes that Moorman’s deterritorialization of authorship exerts pressure on traditional art histories. The generative dynamics of ...


The Myth Of Southern Atonement: Constructed Forgiveness In Public Spaces, Elizabeth Ashley Clayborn 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Myth Of Southern Atonement: Constructed Forgiveness In Public Spaces, Elizabeth Ashley Clayborn

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis provides a rhetorical analysis of public space in Arkansas and examines the ways in which the myth of Southern Atonement is constructed within those spaces. Three formal elements characterize Southern Atonement: absolution from the past, distinctiveness in constructed authenticity, and hope for a post-racial future. The analysis develops over three case studies which I argue contribute to the construction, engagement, and actualization of this cultural myth. The first chapter looks at Fort Smith, Arkansas, and The Unexpected art project as a source of identity construction and place attachment. Then I examine The Billgrimage, or the monuments and museums ...


Formal Learning In An Informal Setting: The Cognitive And Affective Impacts Of Visiting A Science Center During A School Field Trip, Charlie Belin 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Formal Learning In An Informal Setting: The Cognitive And Affective Impacts Of Visiting A Science Center During A School Field Trip, Charlie Belin

Theses and Dissertations

With the pressures of budget cuts, many schools--particularly schools serving low-income students--are eliminating school field trips to museums, zoos, and other cultural institutions despite their widely reported utility. First, through a systematic review of the literature, I examine the findings from 17 international studies on the benefits of visiting an informal science education institution during a K-12 school field trip. Almost all pre-post studies reported a positive change in both cognitive and affective outcomes after visiting an ISEI. However, studies that also included a control group to compare students who visited the ISEI with students who had yet to visit ...


Lumumba’S Iconography As Interstice Between Art And History, Matthias De Groof 2018 Antwerp University

Lumumba’S Iconography As Interstice Between Art And History, Matthias De Groof

Artl@s Bulletin

How does Congolese art and artistic representations of Lumumba “mediate past, present and future”? How do they relate to historical narratives and to the dialogues within the Global South? This contribution proposes Lumumba’s iconography as a case in point of the interstice between art and history. It positions the image of Lumumba as mediating between past, present and future for both the Congo and the Global South more broadly.


Minnesota Historical And Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Grant Program: Lsa Survey Results And Recommendations, Carolyn Veeser-Egbide, Melinda Hutchinson, Michael Lansing, Sherry Stirling, Sheila Brommel, Daardi Sizemore 2018 Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota Historical And Cultural Heritage (Legacy) Grant Program: Lsa Survey Results And Recommendations, Carolyn Veeser-Egbide, Melinda Hutchinson, Michael Lansing, Sherry Stirling, Sheila Brommel, Daardi Sizemore

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

In August 2017, the Legacy Strategic Agenda (LSA) Collaborative Priority Action Team (PAT) for Grants conducted a survey of Minnesota cultural heritage organizations about the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage (Legacy) grant program managed by the Minnesota Historical Society. The presenters will provide a background about the survey and share the results and recommendations that came out of the survey.


Making Do With What You've Got: Improving Your Collections Storage Now, Adam Stephen Guy Smith, Heather Hoagland 2018 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Making Do With What You've Got: Improving Your Collections Storage Now, Adam Stephen Guy Smith, Heather Hoagland

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Don’t wait until that inventory grant money comes through, get started improving your collection storage today using things you have right now or can get without breaking the bank or begging the board! Come ready to share your ideas as well as learn from your presenters and colleagues in this informal discussion-style session. Attendees will leave the session with easily implemented and inexpensive ideas for storing, displaying, and rehousing objects of all shapes, sizes and materials.


Who You Gonna Call?: Creating A Call List For Your Facility's Disaster Plan, Nicole Elzenga, Adam Stephen Guy Smith 2018 Renville County Historical Society

Who You Gonna Call?: Creating A Call List For Your Facility's Disaster Plan, Nicole Elzenga, Adam Stephen Guy Smith

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Preservation can involve responding to active and pressing matters. But not all buildings are lost to the bulldozer. Many are lost to natural and human disasters like storms and water. A Disaster Plan is a common document used by museums and history organizations. Learn how to develop a contact list for a Disaster Response Plan so you know whom to call when disaster strikes!


Creating A Textile Museum Exhibit: Conservation And Accessibility, Kelly M. Lorenz 2018 Andrews University

Creating A Textile Museum Exhibit: Conservation And Accessibility, Kelly M. Lorenz

Honors Theses

This twofold study engages a collection of early-to-mid-20th century Levantine textiles held by the Institute of Archaeology and Siegfried H. Horn Museum. The first part of the study involves identifying the risks of physical deterioration posed to the collection and then providing a proposal for the storage and display of these artifacts. Keeping the museum's means in mind, the storage plan emphasizes preventive conservation, focusing on minimizing risks wherever possible to keep damage from happening in the first place. The second part provides written interpretive material for the display that informs visitors of the textiles' geographic, physical, and cultural ...


April 2018; Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project 2018 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

April 2018; Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project

Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project Minutes

The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project is a collective network of peers documenting LGBTQ history in the Buffalo-Niagara Region. This page maintains archival copies of all meeting minutes and is a part of the Dr. Madeline Davis LGBTQ Archives of WNY, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.


Not All Art Belongs In The Living Room: The Tale Of Robert Mapplethorpe, Shelby K. Miller 2018 Lynchburg College

Not All Art Belongs In The Living Room: The Tale Of Robert Mapplethorpe, Shelby K. Miller

Student Scholar Showcase

Following the death of Robert Mapplethorpe in 1989, a group of scholars put together a retrospective exhibition of his life’s work with the help of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The subject matter, namely those in Mapplethorpe’s X and Z portfolios that included male nudes and depictions of sadomasochism, caused major controversy across the country. The presentation will cover Helms Amendment of 1990 and the obscenity trial that took place in Cincinnati in 1990 with a specific focus on the lasting impacts that these events have had on the NEA and the art world.


Sitios De Memoria: Una Comparación Analítica Entre Los Espacios De Memoria Y Derechos Humanos En Buenos Aires Y En Santiago / Sites Of Memory: An Analytical Comparison Between Memory And Human Rights Spaces In Buenos Aires And Santiago, Henry Shuldiner 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Sitios De Memoria: Una Comparación Analítica Entre Los Espacios De Memoria Y Derechos Humanos En Buenos Aires Y En Santiago / Sites Of Memory: An Analytical Comparison Between Memory And Human Rights Spaces In Buenos Aires And Santiago, Henry Shuldiner

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Los museos y monumentos conmemorativos son vehículos centrales a través de los cuales la sociedad puede conmemorar y compartir los hechos del pasado en la actualidad. Tienen la capacidad de contar la historia a través de objetos, medios, artefactos; objetos tangibles, no palabras solamente.

Ésta es una investigación comparativa en que parto observando los lugares de memoria en Santiago y Buenos Aires que rememoran a las víctimas de la dictadura en cada país. Me centraré en cómo funcionan los espacios de memoria para enseñar esta historia, la forma en lo que cada espacio conmemora a las víctimas y cómo estos ...


Cherchant Toujours La Paix: Le Systeme Endogene De La Resolution Des Conflits À Batoufam, Becky Sigman 2018 SIT Study Abroad

Cherchant Toujours La Paix: Le Systeme Endogene De La Resolution Des Conflits À Batoufam, Becky Sigman

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This dissertation will explore two subjects: an internship done with the chiefdom of Batoufam and a research project about the endogenous system of conflict resolution in Batoufam. The first part will illustrate the internship done at the museum of the chiefdom. Here will be described the institution, the work accomplished, and an analysis of the experience. In the second part will be asked the research question “what is the endogenous system of conflict resolution of Batoufam and how has it adapted in the context of the imposition of westernization?” After doing a literature review and explaining the methodology of the ...


Ethical Issues: Good, Bad, And Ugly, Roann Barris 2018 Radford University

Ethical Issues: Good, Bad, And Ugly, Roann Barris

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Censorship: it is unlikely that any academic, especially in the arts, would come out in favor of censorship. But what is the right course of action when a student's work in a graduation show offends the public? And if steps are taken to remove the presumably offensive work, are we betraying our beliefs about the value of student's work or promoting good relationships with the public? This has been an active year for ethical questions about art -- but who expect them to be our own issues? Details about this case and all the roles played will be provided ...


March 2018; Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project 2018 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

March 2018; Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project

Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project Minutes

The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project is a collective network of peers documenting LGBTQ history in the Buffalo-Niagara Region. This page maintains archival copies of all meeting minutes and is a part of the Dr. Madeline Davis LGBTQ Archives of WNY, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.


Death And Taxidermy: How The Process Of Taxidermy Ties In To Modern Society’S Discomfort With Death, Caitlin Monroe 2018 University of Washington Tacoma

Death And Taxidermy: How The Process Of Taxidermy Ties In To Modern Society’S Discomfort With Death, Caitlin Monroe

History Undergraduate Theses

“Death and Taxidermy: How the Process of Taxidermy ties in to Modern Society’s Discomfort with Death” examines the relationship between current western discomfort with taxidermy and the strengthening relationship of companion animals with humans. This strengthening of the relationship is facilitating the rising level of grief that comes with losing a pet thus allowing that loss to equate to the loss of a family member. By dispelling the mystery surrounding the process by which a taxidermy specimen is made, where it comes from and why these specimens are vital to educational advancement in the museum, we can discuss why ...


February 2018 (2); Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project 2018 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

February 2018 (2); Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project

Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project Minutes

The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project is a collective network of peers documenting LGBTQ history in the Buffalo-Niagara Region. This page maintains archival copies of all meeting minutes and is a part of the Dr. Madeline Davis LGBTQ Archives of WNY, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.


The Maple Leaf Route, Dan Rager 2018 Cleveland State University

The Maple Leaf Route, Dan Rager

Dan Rager

This book chronicles the famous ‘Maple Leaf Route’ that ran through Geauga County between 1899 & 1925.  From steam rail to the Cleveland & Eastern and Chagrin Falls interurban railways, this concise historical book brings to life one of Northeast, Ohio’s favorite pastimes.


A Cardiology Exhibit At A Science Museum, Viewed As Speech Acts In Sequence, David H. Lee 2018 New York City College of Technology

A Cardiology Exhibit At A Science Museum, Viewed As Speech Acts In Sequence, David H. Lee

Publications and Research

An exhibit about cardiology at a science museum is an elaborate form of health communication, with messaging happening across text, pictures, models, and videos. This qualitative case study uses concepts of speech act sequencing and interpellation to explain a series of multimodal exhibits about cardiovascular health. Health exhibits are described as verbal and audiovisual arguments combining assertions of information; directives to change behavior, and designations of risk candidacy—or sequences of assertive, directive, and declarative speech acts. Visitors are targeted as heart disease candidates according to their risk factors, such as hypertension, overweight, and inactivity. Communication research focused on health ...


Reasserting Arts Education In K-12 Curriculum: A Qualitative Case Study And Pilot Programs, Amber Geary 2018 Hamilton College

Reasserting Arts Education In K-12 Curriculum: A Qualitative Case Study And Pilot Programs, Amber Geary

Books

From September 2015 through September 2017, the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College conducted a cross-sectional study that asked, “What makes K-12 public school educators choose to use a museum as part of their curriculum?” At the time of this research, no qualitative studies—either regional or national—could be found on this subject. Studies addressing the “how” and the “what” involved in museum-school collaborations had been published, but none looked at the “why” that motivated such partnerships.

This mixed-method, regional study reflects perspectives of teachers and administrators on the museum-school collaboration dynamic after the introduction ...


February 2018; Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project 2018 State University of New York College at Buffalo - Buffalo State College

February 2018; Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project Minutes, Buffalo-Niagara Lgbtq History Project

Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project Minutes

The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project is a collective network of peers documenting LGBTQ history in the Buffalo-Niagara Region. This page maintains archival copies of all meeting minutes and is a part of the Dr. Madeline Davis LGBTQ Archives of WNY, E. H. Butler Library, SUNY Buffalo State.


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