art (discipline)

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Scope note
Discipline that concerns expertise or the study of objects, environments, or experiences (as in performance art) that are visual in nature, were created by the use of skill and imagination, and possess an aesthetic that is valued and of a quality and type that would be collected by art museums. It may refer to the study of the fine arts or the fine and decorative arts together. With reference to the visual and performing arts together, use "arts (broad discipline)." The meaning is broader than "works of art" or "art objects," including architecture as well. For general reference to the genre, use "art (object genre)."
Accepted term: 10-Jun-2024