The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made: A Family Memoir

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Arcade Publishing, Dec 3, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 420 pages
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At a time when American millionaires and institutions invested only in European art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney took the risk of collecting and showing the paintings of American contemporary artists. In 1931, the institution called The Whitney Museum of American Art was officially born. After Gertrude's death in 1943, her daughter Flora took the helm, which she in turn passed on to her daughter, Flora Biddle, who here chronicles the life and times of three generations of Whitney women. Today, the museum is thriving as one of the most prestigious homes for American art.
  

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
39
Section 4
45
Section 5
69
Section 6
80
Section 7
98
Section 8
101
Section 21
220
Section 22
226
Section 23
234
Section 24
238
Section 25
263
Section 26
276
Section 27
276
Section 28
283

Section 9
119
Section 10
139
Section 11
148
Section 12
148
Section 13
148
Section 14
148
Section 15
154
Section 16
164
Section 17
173
Section 18
183
Section 19
196
Section 20
215
Section 29
305
Section 30
317
Section 31
328
Section 32
342
Section 33
352
Section 34
364
Section 35
384
Section 36
387
Section 37
399
Section 38
406
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