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The Frick Collection | Recovering Women’s Legacies: Artists, Dealers, Collectors, & Patrons (Part I)

June 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This June, the Center for the History of Collecting and The Wildenstein Plattner Institute (WPI) are hosting a Wednesday lunchtime series spotlighting archival resources on important women who shaped visual culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Part One: Archives Revealed

Complicated Legacies: A Look at Women Dealers and Collectors from the WPI Digital Archives
Sandrine Canac and Samantha Rowe, The Wildenstein Plattner Institute

Canac and Rowe draw from materials found in the WPI Digital Archives and Sales Catalogue Database in order to consider the underappreciated role of women dealers and collectors of the 19th and early 20th centuries in the global art market.

Discovering Women Collectors, Dealers, and Artists in The Frick Collection Archives
Sally Brazil, The Frick Collection

Brazil focuses on The Frick Collection’s archival and manuscript holdings pertaining to women art dealers who sold works of art to Helen Clay Frick and her father Henry as well as the women artists they both patronized.

As centers for art historical research, the WPI and the Frick are dedicated to promoting the accessibility of art historical information and to encouraging new avenues of exploration among scholars.

Audience Adults, College & Graduate Students, Educators, Young Professionals

Composite image caption:
Upper left—Photograph of A’Lelia Walker, Madam Walker Family Archives/A’Lelia Bundles. Upper right—Alexandre Cabanel (French, 1823–1889), Catharine Lorillard Wolfe (1828–1887), 1876, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (87.15.82), New York. Lower right—Nanette and Romare Bearden at Bearden’s opening at MoMA in 1971. Photograph by Sam Shaw, Romare Bearden Foundation Archives. Lower left—Florence Sloan’s wedding trousseau, Archives, Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Norfolk, VA.