"Spies in the House of Art: Photography, Film and Video"

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Image: Cindy Sherman
Sixteen contemporary works from the Met's collection take up the subject of museums and the role they play in shaping our understanding of art. Serving as the show's centerpiece: the video "Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk" (1989), by Andrea Fraser, the doyenne of institutional critique in the role that made her famous—neurotic museum docent Jane Castleton. The work is being exhibited on its own, in the galleries of 19th-century painting, where it communes with such biggies of French academic art as William-Adolphe Bouguereau.
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