Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Video

Introduction, "Money for the Most Exquisite Things"

Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection and Inge Reist, Director, Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, introduce the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

Can Bankers Be Collectors? Introductory Remarks

David Alan Brown, Curator of Italian Painting, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., introduces how bankers can also be art collectors. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

The Art of Banking Since the Medici

Richard Sylla, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial History, Stern School of Business, New York University, discusses the art of banking since the Medici. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

The Rise of Collecting in Renaissance Florence: Cosimo de’ Medici and His Sons

Dale Kent, Professorial Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, and Professor Emerita, Department of History, University of California, Riverside, discusses the rise of collecting the Renaissance Florence art of Cosimo de' Medici and his sons. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

Welcome to "Money for the Most Exquisite Things," Day 2

Inge Reist, Director of Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Art Reference Library, welcomes Day 2 of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

Henry Hope: Patron and Collector

Daniella Ben-Arie, Independent Scholar from New York, discusses Henry Hope, the patron and collector. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

Thomas Hope, Collector of Contemporary and Old Master Pictures

Jeannie Chapel, Independent Scholar from London, discusess collector Thomas Hope. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

The Barings: A Dynasty of Art Collectors

Charles Sebag-Montefiore, Independent Scholar and Trustee of The National Gallery in London, discusses the Barings, a dynasty of art collectors. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

Edward Solly and His Painting Collection in Berlin, 1813-1830

Robert Skwirblies, Ph.D. candidate from the Freie Universität Berlin, and Collaborator to Work Group for Transnational History of Museums atTechnische Universität, Berlin, discusses Edward Solly and his art collection in Berlin from 1813-1830. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

“Old Pictures, Old Cabinets, Old China”: The Rothschilds as Collectors

Pippa Shirley, Head of Collections of the Waddesdon Manor at The Rothschild Collection, The National Trust, shares the history of the Rothschilds as collectors. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

The David-Weill Family

Edgar Munhall, Curator Emeritus of The Frick Collection, discusses the legacy of the David-Weill Family. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

Panic and Purchases: Pierpont Morgan in 1907

Jennifer Tonkovich, Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York, shares the "panic and purchases" story of Pierpont Morgan in 1907. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

The Lehmans, Father and Son

Everett Fahy, Director Emeritus of The Frick Collection and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, shares the legacy of the father and son collectors, the Lehmans. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.

Art at Work: The David Rockefeller Legacy

Manuel Gonzalez, former Executive Director of the Chase Art Program in New York, shares the artistic legacy of David Rockefeller. This lecture was part of the symposium "Money for the Most Exquisite Things: Bankers and Collecting from the Medici to the Rockefellers," organized by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection, March 1, 2013 to March 2, 2013.