ANN: The Market for Modernism (Metropolitan Museum of Art / online; 11 May 2021, 12–1:15 pm)

Between 1850 and 1950, when art collecting in France stalled due to the devastating effects of two world wars, revolution, currency devaluation, and economic uncertainty, it accelerated internationally, gaining interest from foreign collectors. Enterprising dealer networks developed across Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The new book Pioneers of the Global Art Market: Paris-Based Dealer Networks, 1850⁠–1950, edited by Christel H. Force, explores the vibrant international market for contemporary art in Paris during those years. In this related discussion, curators, scholars, and experts in provenance research consider the historical market for modern art as the root of the globalized art world of today.

Christel H. Force, independent scholar and editor of Pioneers of the Global Art Market: Paris-Based Dealer Networks, 1850–1950
Jennifer A. Thompson, Gloria and Jack Drosdick Curator of European Painting and Sculpture and Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Yaëlle Biro, Associate Curator for the Arts of Africa, The Met
Vérane Tasseau, Researcher, Picasso Administration
MaryKate Cleary, Assistant Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
Frances Fowle, Senior Curator of French Art, National Galleries of Scotland, and Personal Chair of Nineteenth-Century Art, History of Art, University of Edinburgh
Julia May Boddewyn, independent art researcher
Michael C. FitzGerald, Professor of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Connecticut

This live event takes place on Zoom. Free, though advance registration is required, see: