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The Resource Democracy's Medici : the Federal Reserve and the art of collecting, Mary Anne Goley

Democracy's Medici : the Federal Reserve and the art of collecting, Mary Anne Goley

Label
Democracy's Medici : the Federal Reserve and the art of collecting
Title
Democracy's Medici
Title remainder
the Federal Reserve and the art of collecting
Statement of responsibility
Mary Anne Goley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Democracy's Medici: The Federal Reserve and the Art of Collecting' is a profile of the central bank seen from the perspective of the author's unorthodox art-historical career as founding Director of the Fine Arts Program of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. This is an insider's view by an art historian about the Federal Reserve culture, larger-than-life personalities, and the fine arts function set against the broader backdrop, both of the Fed's banking and regulatory mission, and the economic, political, and social context. 0During her 31-year tenure, Goley organized over 110 exhibitions on a range of subjects from New York Graffiti artists to the first U.S. exhibit of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Adding a diplomatic mission to her portfolio, beginning in 1988, Goley worked with central banks and museums in Austria, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, and The Netherlands to bring exhibits to the Federal Reserve. Scholarly contributions included the exhibitions: The Hague School and Its American Legacy, The Paintings of Eduard J. Steichen, Austrian Biedermeier, and Polish Constructivism, among others. Two exhibitions resulted in foreign decorations from The Netherlands and Luxembourg. In 2006 Goley organized The Face of Contemporary Art in China, the first of its kind in Washington, DC, for the Federal Reserve Board. She was twice knighted, in 1982 by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands and in 1988 by the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. With little guidance, she built a remarkable art collection where there was none. J. Carter Brown, Director of the National Gallery of Art, wrote of the Fed's program, "It is a model for others in our field to see someone take a challenge and make so much of it."
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goley, Mary Anne,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goley, Mary Anne
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)
  • Art
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Washington (D.C.)
Label
Democracy's Medici : the Federal Reserve and the art of collecting, Mary Anne Goley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1222804959
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9781538145371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1222804959
Label
Democracy's Medici : the Federal Reserve and the art of collecting, Mary Anne Goley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1222804959
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 233 pages
Isbn
9781538145371
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1222804959

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