Born inHurlbut left Vermont at age 18 for Cleveland. Because American industry began to consolidate, and industrialists began to see huge profits. The art museum solved both problems: If you were the kind of museum visitor who is comforted by sequence, you pause at the special exhibition gallery before heading on to the works of the Department of Prints and Drawings, followed by Oriental Art, Egyptian Art, and the Armor court, then pausing to view Classical Art in the rotunda and the garden court, before a final stop in Textiles.
Hurlbut was not the only one to consider turning his house into a museum — this, incidentally, is why there is a Frick Collection in New York and Pittsburgh.
And that culture, in turn, could be used to smooth out the rough edges of the immigrant worker. Suddenly there was a class of people who had surplus capital, and in the process of defining themselves — in essence as a kind of industrial aristocracy — they turned their surplus capital into art.
For the rest of his life, real estate would be his main concern. But the art that industrialization bought, that has yet to be disrupted — hopefully.
Hurlbut made two trips to Europe, the first for three years starting in to recover from that paralysisand again in Innone other than Standard Oil bought his business, and Huntington walked away with shares of Standard Oil stock.
Hutchinson was the first president of the American Federation of Arts AFA and his address at the opening of the museum signaled the arrival of the idea of cultural democracy, which during the progressive era emanated from the Metropolitan Museum westward, motivated by the belief that the cultural function of museums in an industrial age was to exert a positive influence on civic values.
The corporation was to own the building, and the trusts agreed to maintain and operate the museum and contributed to an acquisitions fund.
Meanwhile, science and history museums, lyceums, and athenaeums were created throughout the nineteenth century.
If a visitor had obediently followed the handbook, she would have begun in the Department of Early American Art in Gallery I, moving on to decorative art paintings and American sculpture. In he became president of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis Railroad, which, as its name suggests, ran across Ohio to Indiana and would be a key part of a line running to Chicago by the late s.
Inafter his return from Europe, his collection reportedly included 58 paintings, a good deal of them by American painters. It is the version of my guidebook. Hurlbut died inKelley inand Huntington in When a visitor sees a piece projected three times its size, its real counterpart is close by.The Cleveland Museum of Art Wants You To Play With Its Art (Cleveland Museum of Art) it could be a boon to small-town art museums that have neither the space nor the money to receive great.
A pair of major grants won by the Cleveland Museum of Art will help the institution reveal the power of its world-renowned Asian collection to the. Guest Post: The Case For Museum Audience Research Why do museums offer programs like tours, workshops and talks? Programs offer visitors the opportunity to engage with art, history or science, and ideally they deepen the relationship to existing audiences, as well as attract new ones.
An excellent book on the establishment of the Cleveland Museum of Art and the construction of the building is ‘Cleveland Builds an Art Museum: Patronage, Politics, and Architecture, ,’ by Walter C. Leedy. The Cleveland Museum of Art's creation was made possible by Cleveland industrialists Hinman B.
Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley, all of whom bequeathed money specifically for an art museum, as well as by Jeptha H.
Wade II, whose Wade Park property was donated for the site.5/5(). Enterprising new proposals were put forward by Cleveland Museum of Art, looking to double revenue, increase attendance and create an educational facility.
William Griswold, the museum’s director has stated that he wants to increase attendance figures to 1 million per year, up from the current figure of ,Download