Thomas Munro (art historian)

Thomas Munro (art historian)

Thomas Munro (1897, Omaha, Nebraska – August 14, 1974, Sarasota, Florida) was an American philosopher of art and professor of art history at Western Reserve University. He served as Curator of Education for the Cleveland Museum of Art for 36 years (1931–67).

He was educated at Amherst College (B.A. 1916) and Columbia University (M.A. 1917), where he was influenced by philosopher and educator John Dewey. Munro served as a sergeant with the psychological services of the Army Medical Corps before returning to Columbia to get his Ph.D.

Notable roles


  • (1928) The Scientific Method in Aesthetics.
  • (1941) Knowledge and Control in the Field of Aesthetics, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism Vol. 1, No. 1
  • (1949) The Arts and Their Interrelations
  • (1956) Art Education: Its Philosophy and Psychology: Selected Essays
  • (1963) Evolution in the Arts, and Other Theories of Culture History
  • (1960) The Creative Arts in American Education: The Interrelation of the Arts in Secondary Education Harvard University Press
  • (1965) Oriental Aesthetics
  • (1969) Art and Violence Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism


External links

  • Cleveland Art Prize