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  America's Art Museums


America’s Art Museums: A Traveler’s
Guide to Great Collections Large
and Small
(W. W. Norton, 2002)

An overview of major American art museums including New York’s Metropolitan, San Francisco’s de Young, Houston’s Menil Collection, Chicago’s Art Institute and 156 others.

The guide is a tribute to America’s art treasures, and the many people involved in creating our art museums: collectors, architects, patrons, curators, professors, museum directors and others.

Today, America’s art museums are the best available record of the country's architectural heritage. America’s Art Museums provides vital information on each museum’s history and the often peculiar manner in which it was established. The guide is useful for on-site visitors and fun for armchair travelers.

Special sections provide a history of art museums in America, tips on how to visit museums with children, and a retelling of the story of Samuel H. Kress, the 5 & 10 store czar who donated more than 300 works of art to innumerable museums.

Reviewers’ Comments

“International and domestic tourists will appreciate America’s Art Museums…Organized by state, the book covers everything from Arizona’s Fleischer Museum…and Harvard’s Arthur M. Sackler Museum featuring Asian art, to the Studio Museum in Harlem…New York’s, Chicago’s and the universities’ heavyweights of course receive their due. Each entry includes all necessary practical information, including activities for children and, in several friendly but pithy paragraphs, Loebl offers her impressions of the collections, services and facilities.”
Publisher’s Weekly Forecasts
“Loebl also includes a most enjoyable chapter on how to introduce children to the world of art…This lovely work is a reader-friendly introduction to some of America’s greatest museums.”
Library Journal, January 2002

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