Bryson Burroughs (1869-1934) worked as a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for 28 years in the early 20th century. During his time at the Met, he was responsible for their massive increase in American art holdings, in addition to numerous other achievements including the first acquisition for a public collection of a work by Paul Cezanne (1839-1906). Burroughs’ curatorial decisions and influences were prominent in the advancement of the art market in the early 20th century. Interestingly, his ideas also had a major impact on the NBMAA’s decision to collect solely American art, with a focus on contemporary work.
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Posted in Appropriation & Inspiration, Collection Highlights, Museum Ethics, tagged American art, Art Students League, Bryson Burroughs, Cincinnati, contemporary american art, curator, John Butler Talcott, Marcus White, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NBMAA, New Britain Institute, New Britain Museum of American Art, Paul Cézanne, Prodigal Son, Puvis de Chavannes, Thomas Gainsborough on April 14, 2011 | Leave a Comment »