Furniture and the Domestic Interior, 1500–1915

Friday, October 27, 2017

This symposium will present current research on the history of furniture and interiors in Europe by emerging scholars of the decorative arts. Presented in collaboration with the Furniture History Society.

Symposium is free, but registration is required.

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Center Symposia

Have to Have it: Philadelphians Collect 1850-1930
Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, 2017
​​​​​​​Held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building

Co-organized by the Frick Center for the History of Collecting and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this symposium will complement Philadelphia Museum’s special exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of John G. Johnson’s gift of exceptional Old Master paintings by exploring the collecting landscape of Philadelphia during the decades before and after Johnson acquired his treasures.


Tickets available for purchase from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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For more information, see Center for the History of Collecting: Symposia.

Link to past conference videos.

IFA/Frick Symposia

The next Symposium on the History of Art will take place on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2018.

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Historic information relating to the Symposium may be found in our Archives