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A Curator's Quest: Building the Collection of Painting and Sculpture of the Museum of Modern Art, 1967-1988

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The distinguished curator, critic, collector, art historian, and teacher William Rubin was a forceful presence for over two decades at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from the late 1960s through the 1980s. He was extraordinarily successful at acquiring for the collection such monuments of modern art as Pollock's One: Number 31, 1950 and Picasso's 1914 sheet-metal Guitar. The exhibitions he mounted as Chief Curator and later Director of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum--among them the unprecedented Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective--set a standard of curatorial excellence. A Curator's Quest is the story of the professional life of a pioneering curator who built the Modern's unparalleled collection, and a history of MoMA itself during that key period.

For anyone interested in the history and world of modern art, in connoisseurship and collecting, and in art scholarship in general, A Curator's Quest is at once an indispensable addition to the history of modern art and a testament to William Rubin's life and achievements--is truly a publishing event.

Synopsis:

A brilliant curator, critic, collector, and teacher, Bill Rubin was tenacious, energetic, and extraordinarily successful at acquiring masterpieces of modern painting and sculpture and mounting such exhibitions as the fabled Picasso: A Retrospective during his tenure as Head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590201176
Author:
Rubin, William
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Author:
Oldenburg, Richard
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
General Art
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
11.15 x 9.82 x 2.35 in 8.29 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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"Synopsis" by , A brilliant curator, critic, collector, and teacher, Bill Rubin was tenacious, energetic, and extraordinarily successful at acquiring masterpieces of modern painting and sculpture and mounting such exhibitions as the fabled Picasso: A Retrospective during his tenure as Head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA.
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