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Review: Trustees of Culture

Power, Wealth, and Status on Elite Arts Boards

TRUSTEES OF CULTURE:
Power, Wealth, and Status on Elite Arts Boards
Francie Ostrower
136 pages (The University of Chicago Press, 2002)

Through interviews with trustees of four major cultural organizations, the Urban Institute’s Francie Ostrower investigates the implications of cultural boards’ affiliations with an elite class. She finds these boards, long connected to “old money,” genuinely seek greater cultural diversity and include new kinds of leaders – such as those with business...


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