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Women's Culture: American Philanthropy and Art, 1830-1930
by Kathleen D. McCarthy
University of Chicago Press, 1991
Paper: 978-0-226-55584-3 | Cloth: 978-0-226-55583-6
Library of Congress Classification N72.F45M34 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 701.03

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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 nonprofit marketing systems, and "feminize" new occupations.

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