Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Robert William Shotola
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology
Louis Bruce (1907-1983), Art and society -- Oregon -- Portland, Abstract art -- 20th century -- Oregon -- Portland
1 online resource (vi, 165 pages)
This thesis examines a series of controversies in Portland, Oregon during the 1950s triggered by the placement of modem art in strategic public locations. This study examines the controversy surrounding the installation of Louis Bunce's mural at the Portland International Airport and the series of modern art controversies that followed the mural incident.
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Craven, Michael P., "Abstract Art and Controversy: A Case Study of Louis Bunce’s Airport Mural and Other Portland Art Controversies" (1997). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4296.