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A history of the Smithsonian American Art Museum : the intersection of art, science, and bureaucracy

Author: Lois Marie Fink
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dedicated to the art of the United States, the Smithsonian American Art Museum contains works by more than 7,000 artists. This work recounts its history from 1846 to 1980. It also unravels the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fink, Lois Marie.
History of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007024293
(OCoLC)145146025
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Marie Fink
ISBN: 9781613760895 1613760892
OCLC Number: 608475337
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 220 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Art as knowledge --
Exhibiting the evolution of culture --
Definig art for the nation in two national galleries --
Rejecting modern art for Washington, 1930s-1960s --
Opening a new era for art at the Smithsonian, 1960s-1980 --
Looking back to beginnings --
Pre-Smithsonian sources of the SAAM collection --
Museum titles --
Buildings of the Museum --
Proposed designs for buildings --
Directors of the Museum --
Smithsonian secretaries --
Smithsonian Board of Regents.
Responsibility: Lois Marie Fink.

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