A Comparative Analysis of The Curatorial Presentation of Mesoamerican Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art

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The West Building at the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) contains a small collection of Mesoamerican artifacts dating from the Late Formative all the way through the Classic Period (300 B.C. to 900 A.D.). In order to access the exhibit, entitled “Arts of the Ancient Americas,” visitors must walk through the West building past…
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The 4 C’s of Design

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The controversy of Helvetica’s infamy within the design community that is described in the documentary film, “Helvetica,” is closely linked with the uneasy relationship between design and commercialism. Helvetica’s functionalist form, which was propagated by the Swiss school of design, is based on an objectivity that is ultimately devoid of content. This aligns perfectly with…
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Market Artifacts and Social Media Technologies in a Globalized World

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In the book, Invitation to Anthropology, culture is described as the “shared and negotiated systems of meaning informed by knowledge that people learn and put into practice by interpreting experience and generating behavior” (Lassiter). However, current trends in globalization and networking technology are entangling people with radically different cultural values, attitudes, and practices and compelling them…
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