Vastly More Than Brick & Mortar

Reinventing the Fogg Art Museum in the 1920s

Kathryn Brush

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February 9, 2004
232 pages, 6 1/2 x 10
106 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300101768
Cloth

Distributed for the Harvard Art Museum

The new Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University opened in 1927 as an architectural and academic experiment: it was the first structure in North America designed for the specialized training of art scholars and museum professionals. This generously illustrated book—a history of the formative years of the Fogg Art Museum—discusses the educational and cultural philosophies behind its conception, the historical, social, and economic circumstances, its teaching activities, its art collections, and its research, library, and technical resources.

Kathryn Brush is associate professor of art history at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.