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The Power of Music

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Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume IV: From the American Revolution to...
Etudes and portraits were conceived as works of art, the former especially as works of artists whose individual perceptions...
PublisherHarvard University Press
Description: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University...
What can Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness tell us about art and America before 1900? Historical exhibitions of art, including this one, face vexing questions about representing the past. Perhaps the art displayed epitomizes only a special segment of a nation’s past. Perhaps the objects tell us most about the...
PublisherYale University Art Gallery
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.17-27
Description: American Genre Painting: The Politics of Everyday Life
The fictions that whites built about the black people in their midst were very different from those they constructed about one another. In the eyes of almost all the dominant citizens who put themselves at the center of the body politic, scheming Yankee farmers and vaguely disreputable Westerners might be of dubious commercial malleability or low social standing, but they were indisputably in the competitive race that linked citizens across the electorate. African-Americans, however, were not. …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.100-136

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