Women's Culture: American Philanthropy and Art, 1830-1930 / Edition 2

Women's Culture: American Philanthropy and Art, 1830-1930 / Edition 2

by Kathleen D. Mccarthy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226555844

ISBN-13: 9780226555843

Pub. Date: 02/28/1993

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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

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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 Rockefeller were able to launch national feminist reform movements, forge extensive nonprofit marketing systems, and "feminize" new occupations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226555843
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Edition description:
1
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Part One - Separatist Strategies
1. Culture and Gender in Antebellum America
2. Candace Wheeler and the Decorative Arts Movement
3. Separatism and Entrepreneurship
Part Two - Assimilationists
4. Artists and Mentors
5. Museums and Marginalization
Part Three - Individualists
6. Isabella Stewart Gardner and Fenway Court
7. Women and the Avant-Garde
8. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: From Studio to Museum
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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