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Objects of myth and memory : American Indian art at the Brooklyn Museum  Cover Image Book Book

Objects of myth and memory : American Indian art at the Brooklyn Museum / Diana Fane, Ira Jacknis, Lise M. Breen.

Fane, Diana, (author.). Jacknis, Ira, (author.). Breen, Lise M., (author.). Brooklyn Museum, (issuing body,, host institution.). Oakland Museum, (host institution.). Heard Museum, (host institution.).


"In the first decade of the 20th century, the Brooklyn Museum set the standard for the acquisition and display of Native American art. In many ways, this book is a tribute to Stewart Culin, the museum's founding Curator of Ethnology, who remains legendary in the field for his enlightened acquisition of thousands of American Indian objects for Brooklyn's collection. The book's layout is excellent, beginning with an analysis and appreciation of the work of Culin and followed by examples and photographs of his early displays at the Brooklyn Museum. Four sections follow in a geographical breakdown of Indian art and the societies that produced it. The excellent Brooklyn collections are mostly in color and join the text in creating a fine catalog of Indian craft that is art. Recommended for academic, museum, and public library collections."--Library Journal viewed on June 24, 2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 0872731227
  • ISBN: 9780872731226
  • ISBN: 0295970235
  • ISBN: 9780295970233
  • Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : The Brooklyn Museum in association with University of Washington Press, [1991]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum, Oct. 4-Dec. 30, 1991, the Oakland Museum, Feb.-May 1992, and the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Oct. 1992-Jan. 1993.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The language of things : Stewart Culin as collector / Diana Fane -- The road to beauty : Stewart Culin's American Indian exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum / Ira Jacknis -- The Southwest / Diana Fane -- California / Ira Jacknis -- The Northwest Coast / Ira Jacknis -- The Osage of Oklahoma / Lise M. Breen.
Subject: Brooklyn Museum > Exhibitions.
Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929 > Art collections.
Indian art > North America > Exhibitions.
Indians of North America > Antiquities > Exhibitions.
United States > Antiquities > Exhibitions.
Indigenous art > North America.
Indigenous peoples > North America > Antiquities.
Peuples autochtones > Amérique du Nord > Antiquités > Expositions.
États-Unis > Antiquités > Expositions.
Art autochtone > Amérique du Nord.
Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929
Brooklyn Museum
Art > Private collections
Indian art
Indians of North America > Antiquities
Indigenous art
Indigenous peoples > Antiquities
North America
United States
University of South Alabama
Beeldende kunsten.
Culin, Stewart, (1858-1929) > Collections d'art.
Brooklyn museum (N.Y.) > Catalogues.
Indiens d'Amérique > Amérique du Nord > Expositions artistiques.
Art indien d'Amérique > Amérique du Nord > Catalogues d'exposition.
États-Unis > Antiquités > Catalogues d'exposition.
New York (NY, 1991)
Art autochtone.
Autochtones > Amérique du Nord > Antiquités.
Etats-Unis > Antiquités.
Genre: exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogs.
Catalogues d'exposition.

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