Made in the USA

Landscape painting by Thomas Cole: in the foreground on the left side is a gnarled tree bending to the left, to the right is a winding river in the valley below. Storm clouds are entering from the left and the valley on the right is lit with sunlight and blue sky.

Made in the USA: Collecting American Art during the Long Nineteenth Century
Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4
Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library

This two-day symposium focuses on collections of American art formed during the late eighteenth century through the early twentieth century and concludes 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 not only examine the tastes and activities of private collectors and dealers, but also explore 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.

Tickets for both days are $50 ($35 for members); single-day tickets are $30 ($25 for members).

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