The Society for the History of Collecting 2023


Collector Conversations: Talking Drawings

Detail from Jacob Savery, The Month of May. Blue watercolor,
with opaque lead white watercolor on laid paper, 8 1/4 × 12 1/4 in.
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York,
Promised Gift of Baymeath Art Trust (BAT 15)

January 21, 2023; 5:00 pm

Nicholas Hall, 17 E 76th Street, New York, NY 10021


Maintaining focus is one of life's challenges. This year's Conversation features two collectors celebrated for their highly disciplined collections. We will explore how they found their focus and how that focus has shifted over time depending upon their taste and the opportunities presented by the market. Both collectors have shared their works through exhibitions and catalogues, and we will address how this broader engagement with the drawings community enriches and shapes the act of collecting. Join us for a lively and engaging discussion led by Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Morgan Library & Museum.

Followed by a reception.

Event and reception sponsored by W.M Brady & Co. in association with Nicholas Hall.

This event is organized in partnership with The Society of the History of Collecting.


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