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dc.contributor.advisorBolin, Paul Erik, 1954-
dc.creatorNoyes, Chandra
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-08T19:22:24Z
dc.date.available2012-02-08T19:22:24Z
dc.date.created2011-12
dc.date.issued2012-02-08
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4751
dc.descriptiontext
dc.description.abstractThis 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.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectRenwick Gallery
dc.subjectSmithsonian American Art Museum
dc.subjectCase study
dc.subjectCraft
dc.subjectDecorative arts
dc.subjectArt education
dc.subjectMuseum education
dc.titleCrafting a definition : a case study of the presentation of craft at the Renwick Gallery
dc.title.alternativeCase study of the presentation of craft at the Renwick Gallery
dc.date.updated2012-02-08T19:22:40Z
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4751
dc.description.departmentArt Education
dc.type.genrethesis*
thesis.degree.departmentArt Education
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Education
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts


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