Upcoming Symposia

Winter scene of a city, Vétheuil, from the river. There are two boats with oarsman, in the foreground towards the left, and the other to the right towards the back of the canvas and closer to the city scape.

150 Years of Collecting Impressionist Art: From the Avant-Garde to the Mainstream

Friday and Saturday, May 11–12, 2018

Co-organized by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, and the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, University of Texas, Dallas

This two-day symposium will explore the evolution of Impressionist art collecting, from the sole province of bold collectors in France to a highly popular international pursuit. Renowned art historian Richard Brettell will deliver the keynote address, followed by presentations by distinguished speakers from Europe and the United States, including Joachim and Lionel Pissarro, Anne Distel, and George Shackelford. Support for the symposium has been generously provided by the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, Christie’s, and Northern Trust.

Program and ticketing information will be available closer to the event.


Image caption: Claude Monet (1840−1926), Vétheuil in Winter, 1878−79, oil on canvas, The Frick Collection