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Things American : art museums and civic culture in the Progressive Era

Author: Jeffrey Trask
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Series: Arts and intellectual life in modern America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Things American gives us, at last, a history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art based on genuine archival materials. Moreover, it reorients our thinking about art museums in the United States, demonstrating that there were important democratic, utilitarian, and civic impulses at work behind them. The book also broadens our thinking about progressivism, reminding us how it shaped art museums and how those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Trask, Jeffrey.
Things American.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011016849
(OCoLC)715288197
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Trask
ISBN: 9780812205657 0812205650
OCLC Number: 794700697
Notes: OldControl:muse9780812205657.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Illustrations --
Introduction Museums and Society --
Chapter One Progressive Connoisseurs The Intellectual Origins of Education Reform in Museums --
Chapter two The De Forest Faction's Progressive Museum Agenda --
Chapter three The Educational Value of American Things Balancing Usefulness and Connoisseurship --
Chapter four The Arts of Peace World War I and Cultural Nationalism --
Chapter five The Art of Living The American Wing and Public History --
Chapter six Americanism in Design Industrial Arts and Museums --
Epilogue Depression Modern Institutional Sponsors and Progressive Legacies --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Arts and intellectual life in modern America.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Trask.

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Things American examines the relationship between American museums and cultural democracy in the first part of the twentieth century by looking at the role museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art  Read more...
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