Symposia

The Americas Revealed: Collecting Colonial and Modern Latin American Art in the United States, 

May 16, 2014 to May 17, 2014

This two-day symposium on public and private collectors of Spanish Colonial and Latin American art will feature presentations by experts from museums and universities in Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, New York, and Philadelphia.

The Americas Revealed

Going for Baroque: Americans Collect Italian Paintings of the 17th and 18th Centuries, 

September 20, 2013 to September 21, 2013

September 20–21, 2013

Program: Going for Baroque

Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers, 

March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013

The Center for the History of Collecting hosted a two-day symposium, Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers.


Link to conference videos.

Program: Most Exquisite

The Dragon and the Chrysanthemum: Collecting Chinese and Japanese Art in America, 

March 15, 2012 to March 16, 2012

The Center for the History of Collecting and the Rockefeller Archive Center hosted a two-day symposium, The Dragon and the Chrysanthemum: Collecting Chinese and Japanese Art in America.


Link to conference videos.

Program: The Dragon and the Chrysanthemum

Reflections Across the Pond: British Models of Art Collecting and the American Response, 

May 6, 2011 to May 7, 2011

Fifteen speakers examined British collecting practices during the nineteenth century and discussed how subsequent generations of American collectors embraced the British tradition while developing their own models of collecting, both privately and for the public good.

This symposium was made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Program: Reflections Across the Pond

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