David Cannadine Presents Three-Part Lecture Series on Andrew W. Mellon, October 17, October 18, and October 19, 2006, 6 p.m.

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book cover of Mellon: An American Life depicting photo of Mellon

The Frick Collection is pleased to present Andrew W. Mellon: An American Life, a special three-part public program, this fall featuring historian and author David Cannadine. These talks are the latest in the museum’s Artists, Poets, and Writers Lecture Series, which is made possible through the generous support of the Drue Heinz Trust. The lectures occur in conjunction with the publication of Cannadine’s new biography MELLON: An American Life.
The talks are free to the public and will take place on three consecutive evenings, Tuesday, October 17, Wednesday, October 18, and Thursday, October 19, 2006, at 6 p.m. in the Music Room of the museum. Andrew W. Mellon and Henry Clay Frick were friends for more than forty years, and this series addresses their relationship; Mellon’s career as one of America’s greatest financiers as well as his roles as a statesman and diplomat; and his ultimate legacy, the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.