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A Love for the Beautiful: Discovering America's Hidden Art Museums

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Discover the hidden gems of Americas fine art museums

Synopsis:

Some of the country’s best art is hidden in plain sight, in museums largely unknown outside their regions. How works by masters like Rembrandt, Rodin, Picasso, and O'Keeffe wound up where they did is a colorful tale of American art collecting. It's the story of patrician families who acquired masterworks, self-made millionaires who applied their business skills to the art world, and discerning collectors who promoted new artists. Each of the fifty museums profiled in this book offers a uniquely personal, intimate art-viewing experience.

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Some of the country’s best art is hidden in plain sight, in museums largely unknown outside their regions. How works by masters like Rembrandt, Rodin, Picasso, and O'Keeffe wound up where they did is a colorful tale of American art collecting. It's the story of patrician families who acquired masterworks, self-made millionaires who applied their business skills to the art world, and discerning collectors who promoted new artists. Each of the fifty museums profiled in this book offers a uniquely personal, intimate art-viewing experience. 

About the Author

Susan Jaques is a journalist specializing in art and travel. She has written for numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites. Travel writing sparked Jaques's love for art. An assignment in Italy led to Padua and the Scrovegni Chapel, Giottos medieval treasure. Another assignment led her to Holland for Rembrandts 400th birthday. Articles about museums in London and Amsterdam soon followed.  Jaques is graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in history and UCLAs Graduate School of Management, where she earned her master's degree.  Among her favorite places are the Getty and Frick libraries. She lives in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: African, Pre-Columbian & Oceanic Art

Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington, Indiana

The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas

Chapter 2: American Art

The Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine

The Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut

The Portrait Gallery of the Second Bank of the United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chapter 3: Ancient Art

The Michael C Carlos Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

The Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago, Illinois

The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

Chapter 4: Asian Art

The Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California

The Rubin Museum of Art, New York, New York

Chapter 5: Contemporary Art

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia

Chapter 6: Decorative Arts

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Houston, Texas

California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California

The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont

Chapter 7: Design & Craft

Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Wolfsonian–FIU, Miami Beach, Florida

Chapter 8: European Painting, Eighteenth to Twentieth Century

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee

The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Chapter 9: Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque Art

The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida

The Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California

Chapter 10: Modern Art

The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC

Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chapter 11: Native American & Western Art

Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Cody, Wyoming

Chapter 12: Photography

George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York

The Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, California

The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois

Chapter 13: Sculpture

The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cantor Arts Center, Palo Alto, California

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Chapter 14: Single-Artists

The Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida

The Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, Colorado

The Dali Museum, St Petersburg, Florida

Chapter 15: Spanish & Latin American Art

The Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC

The Hispanic Society of America, New York, New York

The Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762779505
Author:
Jaques, Susan
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Author:
Martell Agency
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Edition Description:
First
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 full-color photographs
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Museums and Collections
Travel » Museums, Tours, and Points of Interest
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Some of the country’s best art is hidden in plain sight, in museums largely unknown outside their regions. How works by masters like Rembrandt, Rodin, Picasso, and O'Keeffe wound up where they did is a colorful tale of American art collecting. It's the story of patrician families who acquired masterworks, self-made millionaires who applied their business skills to the art world, and discerning collectors who promoted new artists. Each of the fifty museums profiled in this book offers a uniquely personal, intimate art-viewing experience.

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Some of the country’s best art is hidden in plain sight, in museums largely unknown outside their regions. How works by masters like Rembrandt, Rodin, Picasso, and O'Keeffe wound up where they did is a colorful tale of American art collecting. It's the story of patrician families who acquired masterworks, self-made millionaires who applied their business skills to the art world, and discerning collectors who promoted new artists. Each of the fifty museums profiled in this book offers a uniquely personal, intimate art-viewing experience. 

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