[PAST EVENT] Monumentality Architecture for America's Great Collections
May 1, 2012
6pm - 7pm
Many wealthy Americans, such as James Lenox, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe and Pierpont Morgan, collected books, art, maps, engraving, furniture and other treasures. These collections subsequently became the foundation for some of the greatest institutions of America: the New York Public Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Morgan Library. This lecture will examine these collectors, their collections and the buildings that were designed for them.