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Author Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole, 1922-

Title A museum of their own : National Museum of Women in the Arts / Wilhelmina Cole Holladay ; text contributions by Philip Kopper.

Imprint New York : Abbeville Press, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  704.0420747 H718m 2008    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 240 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- Links in a golden chain -- Preparing the canvas for my life's work -- NMWA : what's in a name? -- From the temple of the Masons to the temple of women artists -- Reaching out across the nation and beyond -- The grand acquisitions -- The shows that went on : the first ten years -- More room of our own -- Special gifts, special friends -- Pursuing our mission : the major exhibitions of the second decade -- Legacies and the future.
Summary "Until quite recently, the work of great women artists was ignored, forgotten, or denied; they were largely left out of museums and histories of art. Along came Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, who boldly rectified this oversight in 1981, by founding a museum that was initially housed in her residence, where docent-led tours of the collection were offered." "Today, NMWA boasts a sizeable membership - among the ten largest museum memberships in the world - including twenty-nine active committees in states across the nation and in eight countries. Among the major exhibitions presented at the Museum have been retrospectives of important women artists - Lavinia Fontana, Berthe Morisot, Camille Claudel, Lilla Cabot Perry, and Carrie Mae Weems."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject National Museum of Women in the Arts (U.S.) -- History.
Women artists -- Museums -- Washington (D.C.)
Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole, 1922-
Added Author Kopper, Philip.
ISBN 9780789210036 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0789210037 (hardcover : alk. paper)

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