Upcoming Symposia

painting of shipwreck with saint approaching

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.

Keynote Lecture  »

Symposium »

Giovanni di Paolo
Saint Nicholas of Tolentino Saving a Shipwreck, 1457
Tempera and gold on panel with vertical grain
The John G. Johnson Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1917