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Apropos Props To The Americans

from the Los Angeles Times

American art gets a higher profile in U.S. museums

The Huntington Library's early 20th century gallery features works of the Arts and Crafts movement.

TIM STREET-PORTER, THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY

The Huntington Library’s early 20th century gallery features works of the Arts and Crafts movement.

The Huntington, the Met and museums in Boston, Kansas City and Detroit are showcasing stateside talent with revamped exhibit spaces.

By Suzanne Muchnic
May 30, 2009

Long the stepchild of a Eurocentric art world, American art is finding new favor at home as a growing number of institutions showcase work from Colonial times to World War II.

Today, the Huntington in San Marino will join the Metropolitan Museum of Art and museums around the country when it unveils a renovated and expanded gallery devoted to American art.

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Posted on May 30, 2009 by Editor

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