Alfred H. Barr, Jr: Missionary for the Modern

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Contemporary Books, 1989 - Art directors - 431 pages

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Alfred H. Barr, Jr.: missionary for the modern

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When Barr became the first director of the Museum of Modern Art in 1929, he was also its sole employee. As administrator, art historian, and shaper of MOMA's collection over the next 52 years, Barr ... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

Alice Goldfarb Marquis, an award-winning journalist and historian, was born in Munich, Germany, and is now a visiting scholar at the University of California at San Diego. Her published works Include Art Lessons: Learning from the Rise and Fall of Public Arts Funding, The Art Biz: The Covert World of Collectors, Dealers, Auction Houses, Museums, and Critics, and Alfred H. Barr, Jr.: Missionary for the Modern. In 2002, she published Marcel Duchamp: The Bachelor Stripped Bare (MFA Publications), which the Washington Times called "the most sober appraisal yet of this artist.

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