- (pg 76-77) It says that “the prerequisite of silence, or of low level speech, which prevails in modern art museums, is coverty posited on similar assumptions about sacredness and the attentiveness of higher powers.” Is this the only and original reason why museums are typically quiet? It’s just an understood/assumed thing. I always thought it was because it was being respectful to other viewers so that they could focus and appreciate the art. Also being respectful to the art…?
Hannah Van Dyke, Hope College 2017
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