Jeffrey Collins

Jeffrey Collins: “The Power of Patronage: Valadier and Pope Pius VI"

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During the late eighteenth century, Luigi Valadier, Rome's most sought-after silversmith, created spectacular objects for Europe's most discerning princes, prelates, and aristocrats. This lecture explores his commissions for Pope Pius VI, a demanding client whose strategic patronage of the arts gave Valadier increased public visibility and stretched his creativity to the limit.

This program is made possible by Ayesha Bulchandani.

Jeffrey Collins: "Staging Statues: The Challenge of the Group"

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Jeffrey Collins, Professor, Bard Graduate Center, presents his lecture, "Gentlemen Prefer Bronze: Garden Sculpture and Sculpture Gardens in Eighteenth–Century England" on Saturday, May 20, 2017. This lecture is part of the symposium Sculpture Collecting and Display, 1600–2000 presented by the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection on Friday and Saturday, May 19–20, 2017.