A Love for the Beautiful
Discovering America's Hidden Art Museums
By Susan Jaques;
(Globe Pequot, Paperback, 9780762779505, 288pp.)
Publication Date: November 1, 2012
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A unique guide to discovering America’s little known art museums.
Susan Jaques, art and travel writer, crisscrossed the country in search of extraordinary museums for her debut book, A Love for the Beautiful: Discovering America’s Hidden Art Museums. With a background in journalism and training in art, Susan’s special passion is for unique art experiences that are off the beaten path. She’s a gallery docent at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Visit her website at susanjaques.com.
“What a wonderful book this is for art lovers of every stripe—a guide to top-tier collections around the United States that are hiding in plain sight. From cowboy art to pre-Columbian, Boucher to Braque, it can all be found at the 50 lesser-known museums that star in A Love for the Beautiful. Susan Jaques’ lively guide will prompt hours of enjoyable browsing—as well as dreams of a cross-country art tour. I’ll start mine at the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in New Orleans.” —Annalyn Swan, Pulitzer prize–winning coauthor of de Kooning: An American Master
“Susan Jaques has produced an informative, accessible guide to the fascinating mosaic of America’s art museums. Chock full of history, beautifully descriptive, and always engaging, this work will introduce art lovers (and art lovers to be) to many undiscovered riches.” —Dewey Blanton, director of Strategic Communications, American Association of Museums