Panels and Conversations

The Center hosts conversations, panels, lectures, and film screenings on topics relating to the History of Collecting. 

2019: Panel

Entering the Art Market: Collectors and their Passions

Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Art Reference Library in tandem with Christie’s Education, this two-part began at The Frick Collection on October 23 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. with a panel moderated by Nanne Dekking, founder and CEO of Artory, and chairman of TEFAF. Mr. Dekking interviewed collectors Bernard Lumpkin and Ann Tenenbaum, who discussed how they became interested in collecting, some of their earliest purchases, and tips for new collectors.

The event continued on November 6 at Christie’s from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. where Christie’s Education facilitated previews of the upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary Art sales with department specialists. The tours were led by Allegra Bettini (Associate Specialist, Head of Works on Paper, Impressionist & Modern Art Department) and Stephen Jones (Associate Vice President, Senior Writer, Post-War & Contemporary Art Department).

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2019: Film Screening

Citizen Lane

May 7, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, the film Citizen Lane combines drama and documentary to tell the story of art collector, dealer, philanthropist, and gallery director Hugh Lane, who founded The Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in 1908 (now Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane). Following the screening, there were comments by both the films producer, Sheila Ahern, and Dr. Morna O’Neill, Associate Professor at Wake Forest University and author of Hugh Lane: The Art Market and the Art Museum (1893-1915) (Yale University Press, 2018).

2018: Panel

Art as Cultural Emissary: A Dialogue on International Perspectives of American Art

October 11, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Co-organized by the Center for the History of Collecting and the Terra Foundation for American Art, a panel of American art scholars from China (Chen Yao), Brazil (Valéria Piccoli), and Australia (Chris McAuliffe) engaged in a discussion moderated by historian and art historian Neil Harris, University of Chicago, that shed light on the reception and interpretation of American Art in countries beyond our shores. The event also celebrated the publication Conversations with the Collection: A Terra Foundation Collection Handbook, which was distributed to all attendees.

2018: Conversation

Celebrating a Great Collector and His Domaine: The Duke d'Aumale and the Art Collections at Chantilly

January 25, 2018

Inge Reist spoke with Prince Amyn Aga Khan, Philippe de Montebello, and Mathieu Deldicque at The Frick Collection on January 25, 2018. This event was presented by The Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection.

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2017: Lecture

Acts to Follow: Three Centuries of Tastemakers and Collectors

April 11, 2017

To celebrate the Center for the History of Collecting's Ten Year Anniversary, Inge Reist, the Center's Director, delivered a lecture on the scholars, collectors, art dealers, and philosophers who have stimulated significant shifts in taste.

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2015: Panel

Preferring the Now: Two Centuries of Collecting Contemporary Art

November 17, 2015

A panel discussion about collecting contemporary art with Micky Cartin, Michael Govan, and Lucy Mitchell-Innes. Presented by The Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection in association with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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2014: Conversation

Chatsworth and Waddesdon: Collecting Then and Now

November 5, 2014

Sir David Cannadine spoke with Lord Rothschild (Jacob) and the Duke of Devonshire (Stoker) at The Frick Collection on November 5, 2014. This event was presented by The Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection.

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2014: Panel

Collecting Connections: A Panel Discussion with Tom Hill, Richard Feigen, and Jock Reynolds

April 2, 2014

Collector J. Tomilson Hill, art dealer Richard Feigen, and Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery, all share a passion for collecting art in more than one category. In a panel discussion held at The Frick Collection on April 2, 2014, they shared personal views and recollections of how their tastes developed and how the works they have acquired for private, semi-public, and public collections have inspired them to see unconventional connections between different styles and periods.

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2013: Lecture

Edmund de Waal: "Start Again: Collections and Memory"

October 3, 2013

The Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection celebrated the inauguration of its Fellows Program with a lecture "Start Again: Collections and Memory" by Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance.

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2010: Film Screening

America's Pop Collector: Robert C. Scull — Contemporary Art at Auction

With the support of Acquavella Galleries, the Center held a special viewing of E. J. Vaughn and John Schott's documentary film.

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