Womens Culture: American Philanthropy and Art, 1830-1930 Kathleen D. McCarthy

ISBN: 9780226555843

Published: February 15th 1993

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342 pages


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Womens Culture: American Philanthropy and Art, 1830-1930  by  Kathleen D. McCarthy

Womens Culture: American Philanthropy and Art, 1830-1930 by Kathleen D. McCarthy
February 15th 1993 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 342 pages | ISBN: 9780226555843 | 8.46 Mb

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 folkMoreKathleen 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.



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