The cause for a shift in artistic taste or a realignment of collecting patterns at times may seem untraceable. As one generation of collectors in the early twentieth century placed a premium on old masters, another favored the European avant-garde, while yet a third focused on the work of contemporary American artists. This symposium will identify turning points in modern art collecting during the period initiated by the Armory Show of 1913 and explore the socioeconomic circumstances that made these shifts all but inevitable.
Keynote Address: "To Have and To Hold"
Robert Storr, Dean, Yale School of Art, Yale University