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Omnivorous Collectors


Sunday, October 26, 2014


02:00 PM–03:30 PM

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Omnivorous Collectors

Like J.P. Morgan and other families of fortune in America at the turn of the century, Henry Walters was an “omnivorous” collector of art. Join curators and scholars in a talk that considers how social relationships were cemented by discriminating purchasing of art. Panelists: Jo Briggs, the Walters’ Assistant Curator of 18th- and 19th-Century Art; Christine Nelson, Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum; and John Ott, associate professor of art history at James Madison University.

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