Director's Talk: The Great Collectors
Sunday, May 14, 3 pm
Free for Members, $20 Non-Members
Their names are literally carved in stone: Frick, Morgan, Barnes, Guggenheim, Freer, Marmotton, Maurits, Tate and Medici among others. They are the grand acquisitors whose passionate pursuit of art has defined what museums are today. They trace their roots to ancient and powerful forebears including Catherine the Great, Pope Julius II and Napoleon. The story continues not just with Shin, whose possessions adorn our walls, but such “mega-collectors” of our day as Charles Saatchi and Bernard Arnault. Let’s look into their lives and motives, with juicy anecdotes about the relentless (and sometimes unscrupulous) hunt for trophy masterworks.
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