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Andrea Fraser
Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk
Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk
1989
Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk is a performance in the form of a guided tour for visitors to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which took place in February 1989. Dressed in a formal grey skirt-suit, Fraser assumes the identity of Jane Castleton, a volunteer guide taking visitors on a route through the galleries, lobby and cafeteria. In addition to the usual comments of a tour guide on the history of the institution and its collection, Castleton shares personal thoughts about the building, the cloakroom and the toilets of the museum, as well as her passionate opinions on politics and social classes. For Fraser, Castelton embodies the role of a figure habitually found in the North American museum context: the upper-class amateur volunteer who has ‘the leisure and economic and cultural capital that defines a museum’s patron class’. Through the figure of Castelton and the language she uses, Fraser exposes the social history of the art museum in the United States, emphasising the relationships between taste and class, private philanthropy and public policy in museum production as well as other spheres of urban culture.
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original title
Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk
year of acquisition
2017
type of object
Audiovisual recording
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
registration number
R.5623
date
1989
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 29 min 52 s
Copyright
© Andrea Fraser
original title
Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk
registration number
R.5623
date
1989
year of acquisition
2017
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Audiovisual recording
media
Single-channel video, colour, sound, 29 min 52 s
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright
© Andrea Fraser
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