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Paperback Women's Culture: American Philanthropy and Art, 1830-1930 Book

ISBN: 0226555844

ISBN13: 9780226555843

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

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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...

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