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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Things American tells the story of the civic reformers and arts professionals who brought museums from the realm of exclusivity into the progressive fold of libraries, schools, and settlement houses. Jeffrey Trask's history focuses on New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, which stood at the center of this movement to preserve artifacts from the American past for social change and Americanization"--
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Trask
ISBN: 9780812243628 0812243625
OCLC Number: 715288197
Description: xi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Progressive connoisseurs: the intellectual origins of education reform in museums --
The De Forest faction's progressive museum agenda --
The educational value of American things: balancing usefulness and connoisseurship --
The arts of peace: World War I and cultural nationalism --
The art of living: the American wing and public history --
Americanism in design: industrial arts and museums --
Epilogue. Depression modern: institutional sponsors and progressive legacies.
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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"Jeffrey Trask's well-researched and engagingly written history of New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art explores the expanding educational role of museums during the Progressive Era... Trask Read more...

 
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