Advent of a Civic Art Space: A Case Study on the Tucson Museum of Art 1924 to 2002

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Title:
Advent of a Civic Art Space: A Case Study on the Tucson Museum of Art 1924 to 2002
Author:
Carter, Carson T.
Issue Date:
May-2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This thesis is a case study on the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block (TMA) and its support organizations, with particular focus on the history and role of educational and community outreach among those organizations. Contrary to traditional museum designs of the twentieth century, the TMA was created with the stated goal of educating and expanding art awareness in the community, rather than placing a primary emphasis upon collecting and preserving collections. Not until the 1980s did most American museums begin to adopt such policies. As one of Southern Arizona's largest cultural entities, the TMA serves as leader in and primary facilitator of arts education across multi-generational, multi-cultural audiences.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Art History
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAdvent of a Civic Art Space: A Case Study on the Tucson Museum of Art 1924 to 2002en_US
dc.creatorCarter, Carson T.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCarter, Carson T.en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a case study on the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block (TMA) and its support organizations, with particular focus on the history and role of educational and community outreach among those organizations. Contrary to traditional museum designs of the twentieth century, the TMA was created with the stated goal of educating and expanding art awareness in the community, rather than placing a primary emphasis upon collecting and preserving collections. Not until the 1980s did most American museums begin to adopt such policies. As one of Southern Arizona's largest cultural entities, the TMA serves as leader in and primary facilitator of arts education across multi-generational, multi-cultural audiences.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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