Lectures from the symposium Made in the USA: Collecting American Art during the Long Nineteenth Century presented by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, 2017.
This two-day symposium focused on collections of American art formed during the late eighteenth century through the early twentieth century and concluded with a conversation with Alice Walton, the greatest living collector of American art and the founder of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Presentations examined not only the tastes and activities of private collectors and dealers, but also explored specific areas of collecting such as Connecticut collectors, patrons and collectors of American Pre-Raphaelite art, collections of private clubs, and the trade in faked Colonial portraits.
Image: Thomas Cole (1801–1848), View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow, 1836. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1908 (08.228). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art