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Art of the Cold War

Title: Art of the Cold War: How the United States and France Depended on Whistler's Mother, the Mona Lisa and Georgia O'Keeffe to Strengthen Relations.
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Name(s): Drewel, Amy Lynn, author
Creswell, Michael, professor directing thesis
Jumonville, Neil, committee member
Jones, James, committee member
Department of History, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Since the post-modernist turn in academic history, there has been an increasing interest in cultural diplomacy particularly in regards to the Cold War. Yet one area rarely explored by historians is the manner in which the United States and France used art exhibits for cultural diplomatic purposes. This study discusses three exhibits at length-- Advancing American Art, Mona Lisa, and Whistler's Mother. These exhibits illustrate the varied reasons that fine art became symbolic of the two countries' political dealings with one another. Of particular interest are the historic events surrounding these famous art exhibits. During these cultural exchanges, art almost literally took on a diplomatic role in relations between the American and the French governments.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-8548 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: November 5, 2013.
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Michael Creswell, Professor Directing Thesis; Neil Jumonville, Committee Member; James Jones, Committee Member.
Subject(s): History
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-8548
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Drewel, A. L. (2013). Art of the Cold War: How the United States and France Depended on Whistler's Mother, the Mona Lisa and Georgia O'Keeffe to Strengthen Relations. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-8548