ANN: Collecting the Uncollectible, Center for the History of Collecting, New York, Thursday May 23rd

Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library

This half-day symposium focuses on collecting site-specific, large-scale, and light-based works by artists including, among others, Walter de Maria, Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, Michelle Stuart, and James Turrell. A panel of scholars, curators, collectors, an artist, and a conservator explores related challenges of installation, maintenance, preservation, and ultimate stewardship. Virginia Dwan, Suzaan Boettger, Jarl Mohn, Jessica Morgan, Leonard Riggio, and Michelle Stuart are among the participants. Sponsorship from the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation and Northern Trust has made this event possible.

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Made in the USA: Collecting American Art during the Long Nineteenth Century, New York, March 3-4, 17

10th Anniversary Events at The Frick Collection
Center for the History of Collecting
Symposium

Made in the USA: Collecting American Art during the Long Nineteenth Century

Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4
Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library

This two-day symposium focuses on collections of American art formed during the late eighteenth century through the early twentieth century and concludes with a conversation with Alice Walton, the greatest living collector of American art and the founder of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Presentations not only examine the tastes and activities of private collectors and dealers, but also explore specific areas of collecting, such as Connecticut collectors, patrons and collectors of American Pre-Raphaelite art, collections of private clubs, and the trade in faked Colonial portraits.

Tickets for both days are $50 ($35 for members); single-day tickets are $30 ($25 for members).

Programme (pdf)