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Women's Culture: American Philanthropy and Art, 1830-1930

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Kathleen McCarthy here presents the first book-length treatment of the vital role middle- and upper-class women played in the development of American museums in the century after 1830. By promoting undervalued areas of artistic endeavor, from folk art to the avant-garde, such prominent individuals as Isabella Stewart Gardner, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Abby Aldrich ...more
Paperback, 342 pages
Published February 15th 1993 by University Of Chicago Press (first published March 1st 1992)
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Oct 30, 2015 Amy rated it liked it
I think the idea in and of itself is interesting, to outline the role of philanthropy, gender, and art. However, there are some areas that perhaps could have used a bit more thorough documentation/deeper research. While I can't speak to the other chapters, I took several tidbits in Chapter 7 with a grain of salt. As I'm currently writing a Master's thesis on the founding of MoMA, this book was suggested to me by my committee. However, perhaps the author's information is old (it was published ...more
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