NEW YORK, NY
Sculpture Collecting and Display, 1600–2000
Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20
Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library
This two-day symposium will showcase how approaches to collecting and displaying sculpture have varied and changed over the centuries, from the Kunskammer of late Renaissance princes, to the sculpture galleries of the eighteenth century, to garden sculpture ensembles and, finally to the challenges of displaying sculpture in public museums. Renowned art historian Malcolm Baker will offer the keynote address, which will be followed by a roster of distinguished speakers from Europe and the United States. The symposium is made possible through the support of the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.