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Conflict of visions [videorecording] / producer, Tug Yourgrau; editor, Joel Olicker, c1987

WGBH Educational Foundation


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Size: 1 videocassette (VHS) (ca. 30 min), sd., col., 1/2 in.

Summary: Examines the Boston art scene in the late l930s and l940s, where traditional conservative artistic taste clashed with the emerging Boston Expressionists trained at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston School. Focuses on the artists' relationship to the newly formed Institute of Modern Art, and the uproar which resulted when its director, James Plaut, issued a statement viewed as antagonistic to artists explaining the change of name of the museum to the Institute of Contemporary Art. Discussing the events are artists Barbara Swan, Bernard Chaet, Ralph Coburn and Hyman Bloom, ICA director James Plaut and president Nathanial Saltonstall, art historian Pamela Allara, Nelson Aldrich and Lloyd Goodrich.


Donated in 1993 by the WGBH Educational Foundation.

Language Note

English .

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Conflict of visions [videorecording] / producer, Tug Yourgrau; editor, Joel Olicker, c1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.