Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening our eyes by Joanna Mendelssohn et al.

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January-February 2019, no. 408
Ron Radford reviews 'Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening our eyes' by Joanna Mendelssohn et al.

Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening our eyes

by Joanna Mendelssohn et al.

Thames & Hudson, $100 hb, 415 pp, 9780500501214

Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening our eyes by Joanna Mendelssohn et al.

Reviewed by
January-February 2019, no. 408

This well-illustrated volume documents through its analysis of art exhibitions the massive rise of Australia’s art gallery attendances over a period of more than forty years. Before the late 1960s, only a few hundred thousand people visited Australian galleries each year; now many millions flock to them. The popularity is largely attributable to well-promoted special exhibitions. This book concentrates on exhibitions of Australian art and demonstrates how curators and directors helped to rewrite Australia’s venerable art history.

Ron Radford reviews 'Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening our eyes' by Joanna Mendelssohn et al.

Australian Art Exhibitions: Opening our eyes

by Joanna Mendelssohn et al.

Thames & Hudson, $100 hb, 415 pp, 9780500501214

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