Institutionalizing the Aesthetic: Museum Practice and Museum Personalities Between the Two World Wars
September 23, 2000
The following is a list of talks given during a one-day discussion that explored how museum practice during the decades following World War I was affected by the adoption of certain ethical standards. Participants also examined the continued value of such aesthetic philosophy in today's museums.
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Aestheticizing the Audience: Museum Practices in the 1920s
Professor of History, University of Chicago
Apostles of the Object: Paul Sachs and the Museum Course at Harvard
Benjamin Gilman and Museum Aesthetics between the Wars
Professor of Art History, Tufts University
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Juliana Force, and their "Very Interesting Scheme"
Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris
John Cotton Dana, Newark, and a Museum for the Future
Professor of Art History, Ramapo College
Portrait of the Patron (with Surrogates): Andrew Mellon and the Creation of the National Gallery of Art
Independent scholar and author
The Founding of the Museum of Modern Art
Chief Art Critic, The New York Times
The Private Institutionalization of Modern Art in America: The Cases of Albert Barnes and Duncan Phillips
Richard R. Brettell
Professor of Arts and Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas