by Whitney Museum of American ArtThe death of Flora Whitney Miller, daughter of the founder of the Whitney Museum of American Art, in July 1986, represents the loss of the most direct and forceful association between the Whitney Museum of Art and its origins. As a child of two of the greatest families in the United States, the Whitneys and the Vanderbilts, Flora grew up in an environment of immense wealth and power, dominated by men who built American industry and transportation. She embraced the challenge of her legacy with as much determination as her forebears and achieved her own position of strength in a world very far removed from that of her youth - a postwar world in which the power and fortunes of families such as her own were diminished by the distribution of wealth. It was she who realized that if the Whitney Museum were to thrive in the future, it would have to develop from a private, family-run museum to a public institution. Flora guided the Museum through this critical period in its history. We feel that the story of Flora's life makes her accomplishments as the leader of a 20th century institution all the more remarkable and hope that as you read this memoir you will share our respect and love for her. T.A.
|Title||Flora Whitney Miller|
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|Author||Whitney Museum of American Art|
|Publisher||Whitney Museum of American Art|
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