June 2019

P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum https://youtu.be/MLYUOl7U21sP.T. Barnum’s American Museum in New York City was a popular attraction before the Civil War. After his museum went up in flames, he traveled the country, bringing his particular brand of of entertainment to a larger audience. From GREAT MUSEUMS: Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America (2006).

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John Cotton Dana

John Cotton Dana https://youtu.be/R3iWDR-4HGwJohn Cotton Dana was a significant forerunner of the “Buy American” movement. One of the most important museum directors of 20th century, he thought European art was a waste of money. The Newark Museum is a quintessential American art museum. From GREAT MUSEUMS: Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in

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