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Creating to Compete: Juried Exhibitions of Native American Painting, 1946-1960

Abstract In the middle of the 20th century, juried annuals of Native American painting in art museums were unique opportunities because of their select focus on two-dimensional art as opposed to "craft" objects and their inclusion of artists from across the United States. Their first fifteen years were critical for patronage and widespread acceptance of modern easel painting. Held at the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa (1946-1979), the Denver Art Museum (1951-1954), and the Museum of New Mexico Art Gallery in Santa Fe (1956-1965), they were significant not only for the accolades and prestige they garnered for award winners, but also for setting standards of quality and style at the time. During the early years of the annuals, the art was cha... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Peters, Stephanie (Author) / Duncan, Kate (Advisor) / Fahlman, Betsy (Advisor) / Mesch, Claudia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Art history / Native American studies / Museum studies / Denver Art Museum / Exhibition / Museum of New Mexico / Native American / Painting / Philbrook
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 105 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.A. Art History 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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