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The Museum of Primitive Art, 1940–1982

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/9780691158914.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter discusses the creation of the Museum of Primitive Art (MPA). The history of Michael C. Rockefeller's primitive art collection provides an ideal case study of the process of artistic ... More


Western Egyptology in Egypt in the Wake of Tutankhamun, 1922–1930

Donald Malcolm Reid

in Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Tutankhamun aside, Western archaeological fieldwork flourished in the 1920s despite the political uncertainties as Egyptian nationalists became more assertive. Petrie left to dig in the new British ... More


Looting Lydia the Destruction of an Archaeological Landscape in Western Turkey

Neil Brodie, Morag M. Kersel, and Kathryn Walker Tubb

in Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029726
eISBN:
9780813039145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029726.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

This chapter reports a survey of burial tumuli in the Güre-Uşak region of western Turkey, where the Lydian Hoard was discovered, famous—or infamous—because of its acquisition by the Metropolitan ... More


Introduction

Paul Usher

in Epic Arts in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687848
eISBN:
9780191767814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687848.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

The introduction begins by setting out an initial paradox: why is it that even tourists are arguably aware of, and probably appreciate, the epic art of French Renaissance châteaux whereas the ... More


China: Through the Looking Glass: Race, Property, and the Possessive Investment in White Feelings

Minh-Ha T. Pham

in Fashion and Beauty in the Time of Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479892150
eISBN:
9781479861736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479892150.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapterargues that the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition provides an exemplary case for studying the ways in which authorship is constituted not ... More


Postmortem

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0023
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Thayer's death results in a legal tug-of-war between the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Eventually the Met wins and receives most of Thayer's ... More


An Intellectual Sewer

James Dempsey

in The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049267
eISBN:
9780813050096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049267.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 1 introduces us to Scofield Thayer in the following anecdote. In 1924, a nationally know portrait artist visited Worcester, Massachusetts, to paint the portrait of a college president. ... More


The Likeness of an Author: The Scribal Statues of Haremhab

Niv Allon

in Writing, Violence, and the Military: Images of Literacy in Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt (1550-1295 BCE)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198841623
eISBN:
9780191889769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841623.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter shifts to three-dimensional art and studies scribal statues. It traces back the history of this statuary motif through time, studying changes in the texts inscribed on the statue and the ... More


Conclusion: Making Sense of a Sensationally Jewish Stein

Amy Feinstein

in Gertrude Stein and the Making of Jewish Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066318
eISBN:
9780813058450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066318.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The conclusion explores the ways that Stein’s identity as a Jewish and modernist writer was a potent symbol of collaboration and resistance in Vichy France and today. The chapter addresses and ... More


Whaling with Turner

Alva Noë

in Learning to Look: Dispatches from the Art World

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780190928216
eISBN:
9780197601136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928216.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter describes Joseph Mallord William Turner's famous quartet of whaling paintings, which were on display in New York City in 2016 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Whaling is a beguiling ... More


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