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The New Orleans Museum of Art: The First 75 Years
     

The New Orleans Museum of Art: The First 75 Years

by Prescott N. Dunbar, S. Frederick Starr (Introduction)
 
Drawing on exhaustive archival research and extensive interviews, Dunbar tells the story of the founders, directors, trustees, benefactors, collectors, and artists who helped shape the Museum.

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Drawing on exhaustive archival research and extensive interviews, Dunbar tells the story of the founders, directors, trustees, benefactors, collectors, and artists who helped shape the Museum.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Dunbar, a trustee of the New Orleans Museum of Art, presents a thorough and reasonably objective history of the museum. His exhaustive research results in a blow-by-blow account of the people, gifts, scandals, and exhibitions that built the museum to its current stature. From Isaac Delgado's initial funding, the early gifts and emphasis on regional artists, and the hiring and firing of the first professional museum director to subsequent directors and the impact of the King Tut exhibition, Dunbar's history of a single museum shows the financial struggles and personality clashes that seem to dog the development of most such institutions. His research points out the importance of institutional archives in capturing history. Still, although the book is very interesting, it will probably only find readers within the profession and in the New Orleans area.-- Lynell A. Morr, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Lib., Sarasota, Fla.
Booknews
Dunbar tells the story of the founders, directors, trustees, benefactors, collectors, and artists who helped shape the Museum, and discusses many of the Museum's important acquisitions. With an 18-page insert of historical photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807116043
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1990
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.42(d)

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