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Entitled: Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts

Jennifer C. Lena

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691158914
eISBN:
9780691189840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158914.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Two centuries ago, wealthy entrepreneurs founded the American cathedrals of culture—museums, theater companies, and symphony orchestras—to mirror European art. But today's American arts scene has ... More


The Cuban-American Exile Vanguardia: Toward a Theory of Collecting Cuban-American Art

Lynette M. F. Bosch

in Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400905
eISBN:
9781683401193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400905.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Art historian Lynette M. F. Bosch concentrates on the first generation of postrevolutionary exile artists, which she calls the “Cuban-American Exile Vanguardia,” who arrived in the United States ... More


The Invention of American Art, 1825–1945

Jennifer C. Lena

in Entitled: Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691158914
eISBN:
9780691189840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158914.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter analyzes the institutional and organizational factors that led to the invention of “the arts” in America. Wealthy reputational entrepreneurs seeking to establish domestic ... More


The WPA and the Opening of the American Arts

Jennifer C. Lena

in Entitled: Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691158914
eISBN:
9780691189840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158914.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the infusion of state subsidies during the New Deal, which accelerated the pace of artistic legitimation and widened its path. Federal and state governments paid for the ... More


“Advancing American Art”: Modernist Painting and Public–Private Partnerships

Greg Barnhisel

in Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162302
eISBN:
9780231538626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162302.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter describes the disjointed and often discouraged art program of the Department of State and United States Information Agency, which sponsored several touring exhibitions that included ... More


“Christ Appeared”: Material Religion and the Conquest of Mexico

Jennifer Scheper Hughes

in Biography of a Mexican Crucifix: Lived Religion and Local Faith from the Conquest to the Present

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195367065
eISBN:
9780199867370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367065.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

In 1543 the Cristo Aparecido appeared to the Spanish missionary friar, Antonio Roa, and to the community of newly converted indigenous Christians of the pueblo of Totolapan (in modern-day Morelos, ... More


Nineteen. The (Mostly) Off-Stage Ambassador

Steve Swayne

in Orpheus in Manhattan: William Schuman and the Shaping of America's Musical Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195388527
eISBN:
9780199894345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388527.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter considers Schuman's various attempts to use his position and influence to extend his ideas of music education, musical diplomacy, and American contemporary music. It looks at the ... More


Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Nadia Nurhussein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This is the first book to explore how African American writing and art engaged with visions of Ethiopia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As the only African nation, with the ... More


Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora

Jorge Duany (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400905
eISBN:
9781683401193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400905.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book delves into several defining moments of Cuba’s artistic evolution from a multidisciplinary perspective, including art history, architecture, photography, history, literary criticism, and ... More


Art for the Middle Classes: America's Illustrated Magazines of the 1840s

Cynthia Lee Patterson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737363
eISBN:
9781621031185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737363.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did the average American learn about art in the mid-nineteenth century? With public art museums still in their infancy, and few cities and towns large enough to support art galleries or print ... More


Introduction: Cuba, a Moveable Nation

Jorge Duany

in Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781683400905
eISBN:
9781683401193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400905.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Volume editor Jorge Duany briefly reviews the intellectual history of Cuban thought on national identity since the late eighteenth century. Several generations of Cuban writers and artists on the ... More


Visual Cultures: Hampton Institute, William Sheppard’s Kuba Collection, and African American Art

Ira Dworkin

in Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632711
eISBN:
9781469632735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632711.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the significant influence of William Sheppard on U.S. visual culture. In 1890, soon after he arrived in the Congo, he expresses his intent to collect Congolese artifacts, ... More


The Politics of Discernment

Wendy Bellion

in Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807833889
eISBN:
9781469600437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807833889.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter retells one of the tallest tales in American art history, which begins with a visit to the Peale Museum. Sometime during the late 1790s, George Washington called at the museum with the ... More


Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum

Sarita Echavez See

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781479842667
eISBN:
9781479887699
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842667.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book takes Karl Marx’s concept of “primitive accumulation,” usually conceived of as an economic process for the acquisition of land and the extraction of labor, and argues that we also must ... More


Wearing the Masks

ShiPu Wang

in Becoming American? The Art and Identity Crisis of Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834180
eISBN:
9780824870393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834180.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on Kuniyoshi's postwar work, which reflected overwhelming depression and pessimism that undercut and contradicted the critical success he enjoyed. Kuniyoshi's disillusionment was ... More


Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices

Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784991500
eISBN:
9781526115003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784991500.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Mixed Messages presents and interrogates ten distinct moments from the arts of nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century America where visual and verbal forms blend and clash. Charting ... More


Images of History: Indians in American Art

in History's Shadow: Native Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226114941
eISBN:
9780226115115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115115.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Indians were everywhere when the American nation was born, present at some of the critical moments of revolution and founding. They were depicted frequently in popular images of major events made ... More


Early and Contemporary American Art as Investment Vehicles

Robert B. Ekelund, John D. Jackson, and Robert D. Tollison

in The Economics of American Art: Issues, Artists and Market Institutions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190657895
eISBN:
9780190657925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657895.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

American art, both pre-1950 art and contemporary works, are examined as investment vehicles in this chapter. This study, unlike others, factors in both buyer’s and seller’s premiums charged by the ... More


Introduction: The Course of Empire

Beth E. Levy

in Frontier Figures: American Music and the Mythology of the American West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520267763
eISBN:
9780520952027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267763.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Taking as its point of departure the geographical imagination of the nineteenth century's Columbian year, this book embarks on its own voyage of discovery, navigating waters that are sometimes ... More


The Artist’s River: Thomas Cole

David Schuyler

in Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450808
eISBN:
9780801464232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the life and work of Thomas Cole, the artist most closely associated with the Hudson River. Cole was a devoted landscape tourist who traveled extensively throughout the valley ... More


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