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020    9780767924887 
020    0767924886 
035    (OCoLC)244417339 
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050 00 N610|b.G76 2009 
082 00 708.147109|222 
100 1  Gross, Michael,|d1952- 
245 10 Rogues' gallery :|bthe secret history of the moguls and 
       the money that made the Metropolitan Museum /|cMichael 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bBroadway Books,|c[2009] 
264  4 |c©2009 
300    xii, 545 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [491]-528) and 
505 0  Archaeologist : Luigi Palma di Cesnola, 1870-1904 -- 
       Capitalist : J. Pierpont Morgan, 1904-1912 -- 
       Philanthropist : John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1912-1938 -- 
       Catalyst : Robert Moses, 1938-1960 -- Exhibitionist : 
       Thomas P.F. Hoving, 1960-1977 -- Arrivistes : Jane and 
       Annette Engelhard, 1974-2009. 
520    Covers the entire 138-year history of the Met, focusing on
       the museum?s most colorful characters. Opening with the 
       lame-duck director Philippe de Montebello, the museum?s 
       longest-serving leader who finally stepped down in 2008, 
       Rogues? Gallery then goes back to the very beginning, 
       highlighting, among many others: the first director, Luigi
       Palma di Cesnola, an Italian-born epic phony, whose legacy
       is a trove of plundered ancient relics, some of which 
       remain on display today; John Pierpont Morgan, the 
       greatest capitalist and art collector of his day; John D. 
       Rockefeller Jr., who never served the Met in any official 
       capacity but who, during the Great Depression, proved the 
       only man willing and rich enough to be its benefactor; the
       controversial Thomas Hoving, whose tenure as director 
       during the sixties and seventies revolutionized museums 
       around the world but left the Met in chaos; and Jane 
       Engelhard and Annette de la Renta, a mother-daughter 
       trustee tag team whose stories will astonish. 
610 20 Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)|xHistory. 
650  0 Art museums|zNew York (State)|xHistory. 
650  0 Art|xCollectors and collecting|zUnited States|vBiography. 
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