The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Frick Collection’s Center for the History of Collecting will host a three-day symposium, January 11-12, 2019, in conjunction with The Orleans Collection, an exhibition dedicated to the collecting and collection of Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674–1723) and on view at NOMA through January 27, 2019.
In slightly more than two decades, Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, amassed one of the most important collections of European paintings in the history of art, which he displayed in his Palais-Royal in Paris. The Duke’s celebrated collection comprised over 500 masterpieces of European art, and this landmark exhibition reunites a representative group of forty works to tell the complex story of the collection’s formation and character and the impact of the sales of the collection in London during the French revolution, a watershed event in the history of collecting.
The symposium will consider Philippe II’s taste and the impact the collection had for generations of collectors and artists, and an increasingly wider public throughout the eighteenth century. Subjects of interest include: Philippe II’s patronage network; fellow collectors and trends in collecting in Paris; dealers and the art market in eighteenth-century Paris; connections with contemporary collections in the German principalities; the ‘Orléans Effect’ in Great Britain and later entrance into public collections.
Admission: $100 general public | $75 NOMA members | $30 Graduate students with ID (please register using a university email address)