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American Women Collectors, The lives of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, Irene Leache and Annie Wood

Tosca Ruggieri will look at how Wolfe established herself as a prominent tastemaker and artistic arbiter in New York, and how friends Wolfe and Leach filled a cultural vacuum left by the Civil War! more info below

American Women Collectors, The lives of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, Irene Leache and Annie Wood
American Women Collectors, The lives of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, Irene Leache and Annie Wood

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The history of art collecting is a fairly new area of research within the domain of art history but nonetheless highly interesting. At the beginning, the research focused solely on the big robber barons of the Gilded Age like J. Pierpont Morgan, William and Henry Walters or Henry Clay Frick. 

Tosca Ruggieri has put togher a series of lectures on American Women Collectors*, to explore the portraits of some of the ordinary and extraordinary women who shaped part of today's American cultural scene thanks to their approach towards collecting art. 

Why are we not talking more about women art collectors? Why did the collecting of precious objects became such a significant feature in the lives of American Woman during the late 19th and early 20th centuries? What legacy did they leave behind? 

In this  lecture, we'll discuss the extraordinary live and legacie of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, the first woman on the board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We'll also talk about the lives of Irene Leache and Annie Wood, behind the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk.

Delivered by Tosca Ruggieri, from Washington DC

This is a pre-recorded lecture.

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* Other talks in this series:

Isabella Stewart Gardner, a Venetian fantasy in Boston

The lives of Arabella D. Huntington and Lillie P. Bliss

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