Art History Through the Lens of the Present?

@article{McMaster2009ArtHT,
  title={Art History Through the Lens of the Present?},
  author={Gerald R. McMaster},
  journal={Journal of Museum Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={34},
  pages={215 - 222}
}
  • G. McMaster
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Art
  • Journal of Museum Education
What has come to be a normal, or natural way of viewing linear art history beginning with some point in the past, advancing to the present, then carrying on into the future, creates problems of presenting certain works of art that sit outside this narrative. What if it was suggested that the past, present, and future are always present within us and that all three enlighten and influence our experience of the present? A strictly linear art history that begins in the late 18th century in eastern… 
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