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.
OCT 2015 | Art
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.