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MacAgy [née Noble], Jermayne (Virginia)locked

  • Judith Delfiner

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(b Cleveland, OH, Feb 14, 1914; d Houston, TX, Feb 18, 1964). American curator, museum director, and art professor. MacAgy broke with conventional 19th-century manners of displaying art and built exhibitions from an ahistorical, formalist, and highly subjective approach. Her exhibitions mingled different types of arts and artefacts—handmade and mass produced, modern and ancient—garnered from around the world. She studied art history at Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA, where she was awarded a BA in ...

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