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Michael O’Hare

Michael O’Hare is Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Trained as an architect and engineer, he is an author of Patrons Despite Themselves: Taxpayers and Arts Policy and has worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in Massachusetts state government, and held teaching positions at MIT and Harvard University.

THE HELD ESSAYS ON VISUAL ART
Malthus Und Der Maler

Artists need some idea of what members of their public bring to the encounter with their work. A conventional “canon” of “stuff most educated people have probably encountered most of,” is essential for art to work, because figures and grounds are complements.

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The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2020

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