Cultural Leadership in America

Seven experts discuss the impact of a few important Americans who, through force of personality as well as the nature of their art collecting, helped shape the culture of their times and some of the collections we enjoy today.

In their essays, experts discuss the development of American culture and cultural institutions through the key leadership role of women and other mold-breaking individuals, and present new scholarship on collecting, patronage, philanthropy, and arts management.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
124 pages
Published by the Trustees of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1997
7.5 x 0.5 x 10.2 inches