Crafting a definition : a case study of the presentation of craft at the Renwick Gallery

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dc.contributor.advisor Bolin, Paul Erik, 1954-
dc.creator Noyes, Chandra
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-08T19:22:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-08T19:22:24Z
dc.date.created 2011-12
dc.date.issued 2012-02-08
dc.date.submitted December 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4751
dc.description.abstract This report is a case study of the presentation of craft at the Renwick Gallery, the craft museum of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). The Renwick, founded in 1976, is a curatorial department of SAAM, focusing in modern and contemporary American craft. Through an examination of the museum’s galleries and exhibitions, interviews with staff, and an analysis of educational programming, this thesis explores how the Renwick defines craft implicitly and explicitly. Giving a context for this study is a history of the Renwick Gallery, as well as history of craft and its definitions. With these histories as background, the ways that the Renwick, and thus its visitors, understand craft is explored. The qualities specific to craft in the literature and manifest at the Renwick are examined in order to determine how they influence the presentation of craft at the Renwick.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Renwick Gallery
dc.subject Smithsonian American Art Museum
dc.subject Case study
dc.subject Craft
dc.subject Decorative arts
dc.subject Art education
dc.subject Museum education
dc.title Crafting a definition : a case study of the presentation of craft at the Renwick Gallery
dc.title.alternative Case study of the presentation of craft at the Renwick Gallery
dc.date.updated 2012-02-08T19:22:40Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4751
dc.contributor.committeeMember Mayer, Melinda M.
dc.description.department Art Education
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Art Education
thesis.degree.discipline Art Education
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts

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