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Abstract Ralph Harman Booth was an art connoisseur, philanthropist, newspaper publisher, co-founder of Booth Newspapers, Inc., with his elder brother, George Gough Booth, and United States Minister to Denmark. An art collector and patron, he was the last President of the Detroit Museum of Art, the founding President of the Detroit Arts Commission, and served as the museum's Chief Executive Officer until the new museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, opened on Woodward Avenue in October 1927. Booth...
Dates: 1900 - 1986
Abstract Virginia Kingswood Booth Vogel was the only daughter of Ralph Harman Booth and Myrtle Mary Batterman Booth. Ralph Harman Booth was a cofounder of Booth Newspapers and a brother of George Gough Booth, founder of Cranbrook. As President of the Detroit Museum of Art and of the Detroit Arts Commission, Booth was responsible for the creation of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and served as the Institute's director as well as a member of its board of directors. Virginia Booth married William...
Dates: 1990 - 1998