Ivan Karp is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Liberal Arts at Emory University and director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship. Steven D. Lavine is the president of the California Institute of the Arts.
"By far the most thought-provoking edited volume on museum exhibitions yet to appear."--American Anthropologist "Exhibiting Cultures presents a compelling range of theoretical debates that address different kinds of museums, museum practices, museum practitioners, and museum audiences."--Afterimage "The book offers a compendium of just what ails the contemporary museum . . . [a topic] that has an important place in the battle to politicize culture."--Transition "Provocative. . . . Bolstered by example after example, the essays make it clear that these days, museum curators have entered, as one says, 'hotly contested terrain, ' where pleasing everyone is practically impossible."--Art & Auction