The History of the Art Museum: Looking back 200 years
Art museums as we know them today didn’t always exist. In this talk, Dr. Tina Rivers Ryan will tell the story of how art museums evolved over hundreds of years, and propose how they might continue evolving in the near future.
I have always loved visiting Art museums, and Ryan’s talk will only make my future visits that much better. It was fascinating to hear about the evolution of the art museum in general, and the details about a few very famous museums in particular. I am thankful for philanthropists, such as Vanderbilt and Mellon, who made decisions that have so greatly benefited the public. I look forward to visiting the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in the future, and walking through an exhibit curated by Ryan.