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ERIC Number: EJ978031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Art at the Airport: An Exploration of New Art Worlds
Szekely, Ilona
Art Education, v65 n4 p33-39 Jul 2012
Many airports have transformed empty waiting spaces into mini malls, children's play areas, and displays of beautiful art, making a long wait a bit more pleasant. For the modern airport, showcasing art has become an important component, with perks including a built-in global audience, as well as the vast spaces of modern architecture. For the art classroom, the airport can be an excellent lesson in site-specific art, and preparation for students to use a fast-paced vision as they look at and learn about art in their community. For the art teacher who is used to discussing art on the walls of museums, it is important to create awareness of other places that house art outside traditional settings. The airport provides an authentic art-viewing experience that viewers can reflect upon on the plane, on the ride home, and again in the art classroom. Even if time does not allow for a long visit, the time required when transitioning from one terminal to another affords an insight into an airport's art. The study of airport art in school is symbolic for a new art world--a world in which new placements for art, and modern ways of viewing and experiencing artworks, may need to be explored in the art classroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; New York