Displays of Power: Memory and Amnesia in the American Museum

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Museums have become ground zero in America's culture wars. Whereas fierce public debates once centered on provocative work by upstart artists, the scrutiny has now expanded to mainstream cultural institutions and the ideas they present. In Displays of Power , Steven Dubin, whose Arresting Images was deemed "masterly" by the New York Times , examines the most controversial exhibitions of the 1990s. These include shows about ethnicity, slavery, Freud, the Old West, and the dropping of the atomic bomb by the Enola Gay. ...

Displays of Power: Memory and Amnesia in the American Museum 1999, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814718896

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