Article Title

Expanding Art's Audience

1st Student's Major


1st Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Students' Professional Biography

I am an Art History major from Sherburn, Minnesota. I began college in 2008 at Minnesota State University, Mankato. I am graduating this semester, May 2014. My hope is to move to the Twin Cities area to get an internship or entry-level position at an art organization there. Until then, I will stay in Mankato where I will volunteer at the Carnegie Art Center and work.

Mentor's Name

Curt Germundson

Mentor's Email Address


Mentor's Department

College of Arts and Humanities

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities


This paper investigates the need for contemporary art museums to expand their audience to fit their role as educational institutions. It is based on research that looks at ways museums have typically been operated in the past and then focuses on newer modes of operation, using the Brooklyn Museum as an example of a museum that educates and reaches a greater audience. Lastly, the paper looks at how particular artists have broken the mold of presenting art in order to interact with and relate to audiences in new ways. This research explains ways that art can be made accessible to a wider audience through the efforts of museum and artists to educate and involve a more diverse population.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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