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The Resource The torchbearers : women and their amateur arts associations in America, 1890-1930, Karen J. Blair

The torchbearers : women and their amateur arts associations in America, 1890-1930, Karen J. Blair

Label
The torchbearers : women and their amateur arts associations in America, 1890-1930
Title
The torchbearers
Title remainder
women and their amateur arts associations in America, 1890-1930
Statement of responsibility
Karen J. Blair
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The arts clubs for women that flourished during the Progressive Era played a major role in the emergence of middle-brow culture in America. Although nineteenth-century women were expected to acquire knowledge of the arts sufficient for the amusement and edification of their families, they were nonetheless excluded from professional circles. For women seeking a more active role in cultural life, the voluntary arts associations were a vehicle by which they could expand into the public sphere their domestic support of the arts. The Torchbearers shows that these clubs were more than havens for artistic dilettantes. They were effective advocacy groups for promoting universal access to the fine arts, and they left a vital legacy of cultural programs and institutions
  • Clubwomen - typically white, urban, Protestant, and middle class - considered themselves "torchbearers" who could lead others to embrace the highest ideals. They combatted popular or vulgar culture while promoting women and regional artists ignored by the professional elite and encouraging creative expression for everyone. In the process, they helped build an audience for "high" culture, promoted municipal art galleries, started numerous little theaters, and made a place for the arts in the school curriculum. Even in the context of the growing professionalism in the arts and the benevolence of large, well-funded male philanthropic institutions, the women's amateur arts clubs were influential in the evolving cultural life of the nation
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Cataloging source
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Blair, Karen J
Dewey number
700/.1/03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX180.F4
LC item number
B63 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Philanthropic studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminism and the arts
  • Feminism and the arts
  • Women
  • ART
  • ART
  • Feminism and the arts
  • Women
  • United States
  • Vrouwenorganisaties
  • Kunstenaars
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Kulturverein
  • Frau
  • Geschichte 1890-1930
  • USA
Label
The torchbearers : women and their amateur arts associations in America, 1890-1930, Karen J. Blair
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Arts in nineteenth-century American women's lives
  • Arts and activism: an overview of women's clubs, 1890-1930
  • "Hear America first": women's amateur musical societies
  • Women's societies for the visual arts: the struggle to be seen
  • Pageantry and the women's rights movement, 1905-1925
  • Little theater movement
  • Clubhouse as arts center
Control code
44965068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585220888
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44965068
Label
The torchbearers : women and their amateur arts associations in America, 1890-1930, Karen J. Blair
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Arts in nineteenth-century American women's lives
  • Arts and activism: an overview of women's clubs, 1890-1930
  • "Hear America first": women's amateur musical societies
  • Women's societies for the visual arts: the struggle to be seen
  • Pageantry and the women's rights movement, 1905-1925
  • Little theater movement
  • Clubhouse as arts center
Control code
44965068
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 259 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585220888
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44965068

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