A Museum Of Their Own by Wilhelmina Cole Holladay ; Text Contributions By Philip Kopper

Full Title: A Museum Of Their Own: National Museum Of Women In The Arts
Author/Editor(s): Wilhelmina Cole Holladay (1922-); Philip Kopper
ISBN: 0789210037, 9780789210036
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Published Place: New York
Published/Copyright Year: 2008
Language: English
Physical Description: Illustrations (chiefly Colored) included, 29 cm
LCCN: 2008021646
Edition: 1st Edition [View All Editions]
Number of pages: 240 (240 pages)
Categories:
Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole, > 1922-
National Museum Of Women In The Arts (U.S.) > History
Women Artists > Museums > Washington (D.C.)


Content:
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.
"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." "This thrilling account of the birth and early years of NMWA provides a lively, anecdotal, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the efforts of the countless dedicated individuals who have shared Mrs. Holladay's vision and, under her leadership, helped to expand the permanent collection, renovate the Museum, and fund a robust endowment. Today, NMWA boasts a sizable 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." "Illustrating this captivating memoir are nearly 200 pictures, most in full color, including artworks, archival photographs, and candid images of the landmark events that led to the Museum's impressive growth. An additional feature is a color portfolio of "Selected Gifts and Promised Gifts of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay to the Museum." The remarkable story of NMWA, told through the eyes of its founder, is a priceless legacy for women today and for future generations." "Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, the founder and chair of the board of the National Museum of Women in the Arts."
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Notes:
Includes index.

Electronic Resources:
Table of contents only
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0818/2008021646.html

ISBNPlus ID: LOC.V38.317182-1-2109811
Other ID: 209748496(OCLC)
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: N858.N36 H65 2008
Dewey Decimal: 704/.042074753
Released Date: 20100422

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APA Style:
Holladay, W.C. & Kopper, P. (2008). A Museum Of Their Own: National Museum Of Women In The Arts. New York: Abbeville Press.

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Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole, and Philip Kopper. A Museum Of Their Own: National Museum Of Women In The Arts. New York: Abbeville Press, 2008. Print.

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Holladay, Wilhelmina Cole, and Philip Kopper. A Museum Of Their Own: National Museum Of Women In The Arts. New York: Abbeville Press, 2008.