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Women's culture
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Object ID 000070

Object Name Women's culture

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Collection Mark Shields Memorial Collection

Accession # 2017.01.258.127

Alternate ID NF 701.03 MCC

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Gift

Accession Date MAY 30,2018


Location NF

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Object Keywords Feminism and art,East (U.S.) -- History.,McCarthy, Kathleen D. Author,Isabella Stewart Gardner,

Title Women's culture

Sub-Title American philanthropy and art, 1830-1930


Edition 1st Edition

Description / Abstract 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.

Physical Description xvii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Author McCarthy, Kathleen D

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ISBN 0226555844



Publisher University of Chicago Press, 1991.

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Spine / Label 701.03 MCC