Lectures

More often celebrated as a painter, Piero della Francesca was also a pioneering mathematician. This lecture will discuss Piero’s mathematical achievements, focusing on his precocious mastery of the teachings of the Greek geometrician Archimedes. Shortly after his death, Luca Pacioli, a Franciscan friar, published two of Piero’s treatises under his own name and conveyed Piero’s knowledge of geometry to Leonardo da Vinci, who later became an expert in the subject.

In the late nineteenth century, artistic visionaries saw the drawn and printed line as a signpost of modernity. Long overshadowed by oil paintings, prints and drawings created from the 1860s to the 1890s have a different story to tell, one of artistic spontaneity and experimentation.

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 

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, Mar

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

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 

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 

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 

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 

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