Museums and Public Art: A Feminist Vision


By Hilde Hein

As professor of Philosophy at Holy Cross College, Hilde Hein expanded her study and teaching of Aesthetics to include museums, and then feminist theory and public art. The essays assembled in this book reflect the blending of these topics over a period of several decades. Some of the essays have been previously published; others were presented as public lectures. Combining analysis and advocacy, the book proposes that museums follow a trajectory taken by public art, replacing veneration of the heroic with respectful appreciation of the transient and variable. "Add women and stir" is not good enough.