Barbara Dayer Gallati:
The Market for Zorn’s Portraits in America
Thursday, May 9, 7:00 PM
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PROGRAM | Lecture
Anders Zorn’s first visit to the United States in 1893 was occasioned by his appointment as commissioner for the Swedish art section at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, a post that brought him into contact with such influential American collectors as Bertha Palmer and Isabella Stewart Gardner. This talk will explore these and other relationships that inaugurated a successful, but relatively unexplored aspect of this cosmopolitan artist’s career – the American patronage for his society portraits.
TICKETING | Includes Museum admission
Adults / $15
Seniors / $12
Members / Free; must reserve in advance
College students / $5
Learn more about the exhibition Anders Zorn: A European Artist Seduces America.
Image: Frieda Schiff, Later Mrs. Felix M. Warburg, 1894, Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920), New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, © Metropolitan Museum of Art, Image source: Art Resource, NY
Dr. Barbara Dayer Gallati is Curator Emerita, American Art, Brooklyn Museum, and lives in Bristol, England. She has published and lectured widely in the field of historical American art and has organized numerous exhibitions including, William Merritt Chase: Modern American Landscapes, 1886-1890 (1999), Great Expectations: John Singer Sargent Painting Children (2004) for the Brooklyn Museum, and High Society: American Portraits of the Gilded Age (2008), for the Bucerius Kunstforum, Hamburg, Germany. Among her most recent projects are Making American Taste: Narrative Art for a New Democracy (which she guest-curated and edited the catalogue of the same title for The New-York Historical Society ) and “Family Matters: Artists and Their Model Girls,” an essay for the catalogue accompanying Tomboys & Angels: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art (Newark Museum, 2012). She is currently the guest-curator for Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in America, scheduled to open at The New-York Historical Society in autumn 2013.
Premier Exhibition Sponsor: Bank of America
Support for the exhibition catalogue and related research was provided by the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation. Additional support provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Richard C. von Hess Foundation, and The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Media Sponsor: Boston Globe Media.