A Portrait of the Visual Arts: The challenges of a New Era by Kevin F. McCarthy

By Kevin F. McCarthy

Delivering information regarding advancements within the visible arts global, this ebook promotes and research of the field, describing the features of visible arts shoppers, artists, funds, and association.

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Robin-bobin robin-bobin Demand for the Visual Arts 21 • Frequency of participation among those who actually participate, such as the average number of visits attendees made to museums in the last year. These different measures are related because changes in the overall level of consumption can be expressed as the product of the number of participants and the average frequency of participation. Moreover, changes in the number of participants, when expressed as a participation rate, may be due either to a change in behavior (a higher participation rate) or to a change in the size or composition of the population.

Who are not at all interested in contemporary art and have the funds and the appetite to acquire the very best in their chosen field. . And a third group, characterized by the idiosyncratic nature of their collections. Watson (1992, p. 419) further states that collecting contemporary art is twice as popular as collecting Modern—that is twentieth century—art; three times as popular as collecting Impressionists and four times as popular as collecting Old Masters. Good Old Masters are much harder to come by these days, of course, and the religious content of many Old Masters is unappealing to many buyers.

Robin-bobin robin-bobin Demand for the Visual Arts 27 members during their childhood and to have taken courses in the arts during their schooling. 19 Indeed, Orend and Keegan (1996) find that arts appreciation classes taken during college have an even stronger effect on subsequent participation than those taken earlier—a finding that we confirm in our analysis of museum attendance using the 2002 SPPA (NEA, 2003) data. At least two different factors may be operating here. 20 This argument suggests that knowledge and taste are related and that education shapes knowledge and thus tastes.

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