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The American Art Museum: Elitism and Democracy Nancy Einreinhofer

The American Art Museum: Elitism and Democracy

Nancy Einreinhofer

Published August 21st 1997
ISBN : 9780718500429
Hardcover
288 pages
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This text explores the beginnings of the American art museum as an institution in the 19th-century, and its subsequent development within the context of the US democratic society. The contradictions and conflicts created in and by museums in the USAMoreThis text explores the beginnings of the American art museum as an institution in the 19th-century, and its subsequent development within the context of the US democratic society. The contradictions and conflicts created in and by museums in the USA are discussed and reviewed in the light of the mission and social role of the 20th-century American art museum.