The Importance Of Art Museums In The 21st Century

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Art museums are special and they can be anything to any certain person. Art museums have always been a place where people can advance their knowledge about history or a place to preserve special things. You can think of it to be a place that holds precious treasures. Art museums all over the world have been a place for people to come together and socialize about what is being observed. There are so many interpretations what art museums can hold which is amazing knowing people simply come to visit museums to enjoy the beauty and inspiration behind the art shown. Art museums of the 21st century have evolved as culture evolves and has shown us what type of art is being prioritized, changed, and re-thinks the purpose of museums, as well as how art museums are booming in which they are being developed til this day.
Karsten Schubert’s article, “The Curator’s Egg”, tells us about the characteristics of these “new museums” in terms of what is prioritized, sacrificed, and how museums acting like corporations can lead to problematic issues. Schubert states, art for all has given way to the 'democracy of spectacle': an ambition to be attractive to the greatest number of people at all costs. It seems as if new museums have prioritized to showcase what the visitors would appreciate. As a millennial living in the 21st century, I have witnessed that art museums have only seem to attract people if the installations and the artwork are instagram worthy. Instead of focus there would be
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