‘The Pioneering Women Art Collectors Who Changed America’ Webinar
Until the late 19th century, the American art world was dominated and controlled by men, men, and nothing but men. But that was all about to change as women gained pathways to power through education, social independence, and inheritance. This is the story of the American women art collectors and advisors from over a century ago who used their power and influence to not only form the country’s preeminent art collections, but also to advance the Women’s Suffrage movement after decades of struggle.
Join New York Adventure Club as we go back in time to explore the incredible women collectors and advisors of the late 19th century and early 20th century who helped define the American art collections and institutions, which still serve as the country’s art foundations all these years later.
Led by art historian, appraiser, and writer Lynn Villency Cohen, our look at America’s pioneering women art movers & shakers will include:
- The life stories and collecting passions of art collectors including Mary Cassatt, Louisine & Electra Havemeyer, sisters Etta & Claribel Cone, and Gertrude Stein
- A look at the artists who worked with these women art collectors, including Degas, Manet, Monet, Matisse, and Picasso
- The contributions made to the Women’s Suffrage Movement by a number of the women art collectors
- A historical and stylistic analysis of select paintings purchased by these collectors
- How collections amassed by this first generation of women collectors formed the basis for American museums in cities like New York and Baltimore
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Lynn — any and all questions about women art collectors are welcomed and encouraged!
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LYNN is an art historian, art appraiser, and writer.
Lynn has had a substantive and varied art background; working as a government art appraiser for the Art Advisory Panel division of the United States Treasury Department; working in the American paintings department of the Brooklyn Museum; serving on museum boards and numerous arts committees. She has an abiding interest in the intersection of law, the ethics of museum management, and the business of the art world. Her area of art historical expertise is nineteenth century American and European paintings.
Lynn has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center (Connecticut) since 2002 where she chairs the Art Collections Committee.
Lynn has lectured at Lyndhurst in Tarrytown, New York and at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox, Massachusetts on art collecting during the nineteenth century; and has also lectured at C.W. Post College in Long Island on art appraisal regulations.
Lynn’s book “To the Editor: a Curated Collection of Letters and Opinion Pieces” was published this Fall 2019 (www.greenbriergardenproductions.com). She has written many opinion pieces appearing in the Stamford Advocate and the Berkshire Eagle on topics ranging from the arts, historic preservation and the environment.
Lynn earned a Bachelor’s degree from Union College, a Master’s degree in art history from Boston University, and a Diploma in nineteenth century art and art criticism from Wolfson College, Oxford University.Buy tickets/get more info now