Recovering Women’s Legacies: Artists, Dealers, Collectors, and Patrons

The Center for the History of Collecting and The Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI) are hosting a Wednesday lunchtime series spotlighting archival resources on important women who shaped visual culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lectures were given on June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2021.

Five Part Series

Part One: Archives Revealed
Part Two: Digital Research Methodologies
Part Three: Florence Sloan and Nanette Bearden
Part Four: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe and A’Lelia Walker
Part Five: Panel Discussion

Composite image caption:
Upper left—Photograph of A’Lelia Walker, Madam Walker Family Archives/A’Lelia Bundles. Upper right—Alexandre Cabanel (French, 1823–1889), Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828–1887), 1876, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (87.15.82), New York. Lower right—Nanette and Romare Bearden at Bearden’s opening at MoMA in 1971. Photograph by Sam Shaw, Romare Bearden Foundation Archives. Lower left—Florence Sloan’s wedding trousseau, Archives, Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Norfolk, VA.