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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age

Date
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Time
02:00 PM–03:30 PM

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The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age

Shelley M. Bennett's The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age provides fresh insights into the lives, fortune, collecting, and philanthropy of three generations of California’s Huntington family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about their phenomenal art acquisitions, which culminated in the founding of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in southern California. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation.

This Gilded Age Talk celebrates the new installation From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story.

A book signing follows. Copies will be available for purchase in the Walters’ Museum Store.

Add to Calendar 11-02-2014 14:00:00 11-02-2014 15:30:00 15 The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age Shelley M. Bennett's book provides fresh insights into the lives, fortune, collecting, and philanthropy of three generations of California’s Huntington family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about their phenomenal art acquisitions, which culminated in the founding of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in southern California. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation. This Gilded Age Talk celebrates the new installation, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. A book signing follows. Copies will be available for purchase in the Walters’ Museum Store. 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum) The Walters Art Museum info@thewalters.org false DD/MM/YYYY

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