A Curator's Quest: Building the Museum of Modern Art's Painting and Sculpture Collection, 1967-1988

A Curator s Quest Building the Museum of Modern Art s Painting and Sculpture Collection He was extraordinarily successful at acquiring for the collection such monuments of modern art as Pollock s One Number and Picasso s sheet metal Guitar The exhibitions he mounted as Chie

A Curators Quest A Curators Quest A Curator s Quest Building the Museum of Modern Art s Apr , A Curator s Quest Building the Museum of Modern Art s Painting and Sculpture Collection, A Curator s Quest is the story of the professional life of a pioneering curator who built the Modern s unparalleled collection, and a history of MoMA itself during that key period For anyone interested in the history and world of modern art, Curator s Quest Overlook Press A Curator s Quest is the story of the professional life of a pioneering curator who built the Modern s unparalleled collection, and a history of MoMA itself during that key period. A curator s quest building the collection of painting Get this from a library A curator s quest building the collection of painting and sculpture of the Museum of Modern Art, William Rubin The distinguished curator, critic, collector, art historian, and teacher William Rubin was a forceful presence for over two decades at The Museum of Modern Art MoMA from the late s through the Customer reviews A Curator s Quest Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for A Curator s Quest at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. A Curator s Quest book by William Rubin edition A brilliant curator, critic, collector and teacher, William Rubin was tenacious, energetic and extraordinarily successful at acquiring masterpieces of modern painting and sculpture and at mounting such exhibitions as the fabled Picasso A Retrospective during his tenure as Head of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA. A Curator s Quest Building the Museum of Modern Art s A Curator s Quest offers a glimpse into the politics behind the acquisitions process, and is a somewhat unusual book Composed around Rubin s personal accounts, it honors not the artwork therein, but rather the person who plays that essential role between the work and viewer.

  • Title: A Curator's Quest: Building the Museum of Modern Art's Painting and Sculpture Collection, 1967-1988
  • Author: William Rubin Richard Oldenburg
  • ISBN: 9781590201176
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • He was extraordinarily successful at acquiring for the collection such monuments of modern art as Pollock s One Number 31, 1950 and Picasso s 1914 sheet metal Guitar The exhibitions he mounted as Chief Curator and later Director of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum among them the unprecedented Pablo Picasso A Retrospective set a standard of curatoHe was extraordinarily successful at acquiring for the collection such monuments of modern art as Pollock s One Number 31, 1950 and Picasso s 1914 sheet metal Guitar The exhibitions he mounted as Chief Curator and later Director of the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum among them the unprecedented Pablo Picasso A Retrospective set a standard of curatorial excellence A Curator s Quest is the story of the professional life of a pioneering curator who built the Modern s unparalleled collection, and a history of MoMA itself during that key period.For anyone interested in the history and world of modern art, in connoisseurship and collecting, and in art scholarship in general, A Curator s Quest is at once an indispensable addition to the history of modern art and a testament to William Rubin s life and achievements is truly a publishing event.

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    1. he was dreadfully canonical, but at least got MOMA (a bit late) to stock up on the New York School.lovely accounts of sucking up to collectorscludes two artists i'd never heard of: Fausto Melotti (check him out) and a Russian cubist, Vladimir Baranoff-Rossini.

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