Power Underestimated: American Women Art Collectors , 

April 17, 2008 to April 18, 2008

Co-hosted by the Center and the American Studies Program, The Graduate School in Languages, Cultures and Societies, Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

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Program: Power Underestimated

Turning Points: Modern Art Collecting, 1913–Present, 

February 29, 2008 to March 1, 2008

The cause for a shift in artistic taste or a realignment of collecting patterns at times may seem untraceable. As one generation of collectors in the early twentieth century placed a premium on old masters, another favored the European avant-garde, while yet a third focused on the work of contemporary American artists. This symposium will identify turning points in modern art collecting during the period initiated by the Armory Show of 1913 and explore the socioeconomic circumstances that made these shifts all but inevitable.

Program: Turning Points: Modern Art Collecting

Turning Points in Old Master Collecting, 1830–1940, 

May 19, 2007

In collaboration with the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, whose President Marilyn Perry has offered invaluable advice and support, the Center's first symposium "Turning Points in Old Master Collecting, 1830-1940" was presented on May 19, 2007. Keynote speaker Neil Harris shaped the issues and led a discussion surrounding turning points in art collecting from 1830 to 1939 with special emphasis on changing trends in collecting old master paintings.

Program: Turning Points in Old Master Collecting