publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

"Mother's Musuem": The Emancipation of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller through Modern Art Matronage and Museum Building

Condas, Jennifer L.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: Algeria
Abstract
So much of the time, the significance of non-artists in making modern art possible is all too rarely acknowledged, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller is no exception. The crucial role Abby played and the obstacles she overcame are significant, and my research considers the far-reaching impact she had on the institutionalization and legitimization of modern art in New York in the 1920s and 1930s. Without her involvement, New York's premier museum for Post-Impressionist, progressive, and modern art, the Museum of Modern Art, would not have been founded or even succeeded. Abby's efforts were often hampered by both her husband's outright rejection of the art she so loved,...
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free text keywords: History, Abby, Aldrich, MoMA, Rockefeller
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