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The Resource A history of the Smithsonian American Art Museum : the intersection of art, science, and bureaucracy, Lois Marie Fink

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

Label
A history of the Smithsonian American Art Museum : the intersection of art, science, and bureaucracy
Title
A history of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Title remainder
the intersection of art, science, and bureaucracy
Statement of responsibility
Lois Marie Fink
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dedicated to the art of the United States, the Smithsonian American Art Museum contains works by more than 7,000 artists and is widely regarded as an invaluable resource for the study and preservation of the nation's cultural heritage. But as Lois Marie Fink shows in this probing narrative, the history of the museum is hardly one of steady progress. Instead, it reads like a nineteenth-century melodrama, replete with villains and heroes, destruction by fire, dashed hopes, and periods of subsistence survival - all leading eventually to a happy ending." "In recounting the history of the museum from 1846 to 1980, Fink unravels the various levels of institutional authority, power, governance, and bureaucracy and shows how people at each level influenced the fortunes of the collection. She also places changing concepts of art and museum practice in the context of national ideals and Washington realities."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fink, Lois Marie
Dewey number
709.73/074753
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N857
LC item number
.F56 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Label
A history of the Smithsonian American Art Museum : the intersection of art, science, and bureaucracy, Lois Marie Fink
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
145146025
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 220 pages
Isbn
9781558496163
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)145146025
Label
A history of the Smithsonian American Art Museum : the intersection of art, science, and bureaucracy, Lois Marie Fink
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
145146025
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 220 pages
Isbn
9781558496163
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007024293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)145146025

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