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Title Cultural leadership in America : art matronage and patronage / Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Published Boston : the Trustees of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  700.7973 CULT    AVAILABLE
Physical description 124 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series Fenway Court ; 27.
Fenway Court ; 27.
Notes "The essays in this publication were originally presented at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as ... the Museum's fourth annual interdisciplinary symposium, which was held in 1995 ..."--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Art matronage in post-Victorian America / Wanda Corn -- Women artists and the problems of metropolitan culture : New York and Chicago, 1890-1910 / Christine Stansell -- Women's philanthropy for women's art, past and present / Karen J. Blair -- Never complain, never explain : Elsie de Wolfe and the art of social change / David Park Curry -- Private museums, public leadership : Isabella Stewart Gardner and the art of cultural authority / Anne Higonnet -- The special connection : Albert Barnes and Lincoln University / David Levering Lewis -- Midwestern medievalism : three Chicago collectors / Neil Harris.
Summary Seven experts discuss the impact of a few important Americans who, through force of personality as well as the nature of their art collecting, helped shape both the culture of their times and some of the collections we enjoy today.
Other author Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Subject Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924.
Art patronage -- United States -- Congresses.
Women art patrons -- United States -- Congresses.
Art patrons -- United States -- Congresses.
Art and society -- United States -- Congresses.
ISBN 0964847558