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PORTABILITY: MAKING ART AN URBAN EVENT

by CONOVER, MEGAN M

Abstract (Summary)
Conventional art exhibits shown in museums do not draw a wide range of visitors. Art museums display valuable works for the public to view; however, it is the institutional reputations that bring visitors, not the artwork. Creating a separate space for temporary exhibits with a high-image, celebratory, portable structure will draw more people to art exhibits. This thesis will research two areas: urban event structures and portability. The design will represent a solution through drawings and models, based on a precedent review of portable and urban event architecture. By separating the temporary exhibit from the museum, the experience can be focused on the art, not the museum. Including the benefits of an urban event setting, such as visual activity and movement, will reinforce the ideas behind the portable museum as a space that through its own high-image structure will bring in more of the general public to experience art.
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School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:portability urban event tensile structure

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Date of Publication:01/01/2006

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