CONF: Forging a Legacy: Collecting in the Gilded Age (The Frick Pittsburgh Museums & Gardens – 6 June 2024)

This symposium will explore the legacy of the father-daughter collecting dynasty of Henry Clay Frick and Helen Clay Frick. Talks from scholars and experts will trace the development of their collecting interests, situate the two within a broader network of elite members of the art market, and examine the role they played in shaping our knowledge and experience of works of art. Presentations will include cutting-edge research related to:

    • Familial collecting and collections

    • Gilded age display

    • Eco-criticism

    • The intersection of gender, sexuality, and race and collecting

    • The cultural, social, and environmental legacies of gilded age titans of industry in Pittsburgh and Western PA

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