Museum curators and other scholars consider the influence of the early 20th-century art dealers Joseph and Ernest Brummer and their galleries in Paris and New York.
Organized across six curatorial departments at The Met, this two-day symposium provides an opportunity to highlight and assess original research on this renowned art dealing firm. The Brummer galleries played a significant role in the formation of countless institutional and private collections in fields as varied as Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Ancient Greek and Roman, Ancient American, Middle Eastern, Iranian, and Medieval Art, and ranging from African sculpture to avant-garde painting. Among the many museums that maintained a long-term relationship with Joseph and Ernest Brummer, The Met houses the largest and foremost collection of works of art with Brummer provenances in any museum in the world.
Saturday, October 14
Morning Session, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall, The Met Fifth Avenue
Carrie Rebora Barratt, Deputy Director for Collections and Administration, The Met
New York: The Triumphant Years
Christine E. Brennan, Senior Research Associate, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Met
Lucretia Kargère, Conservator, Department of Objects Conservation, The Met Cloisters
Maya Muratov, Senior Research Assistant, Department of Greek and Roman Art, The Met
Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi, Hagop Kevorkian Research Associate, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Met
Martina Rugiadi, Associate Curator, Department of Islamic Art, The Met
Afternoon Session, 1:30–5 pm
The Brummer Legacy, 1947–2017
Marianne Wardle, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Academic Programs, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Michael Carter, Associate Museum Librarian, The Met Cloisters
Dr. John Laszlo, former Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Programs, Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center; Vice President for Research, American Cancer Society (ret.); and nephew of Ella Baché Brummer and Ernest Brummer
William D. Wixom, Curator Emeritus, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Met
Charles T. Little, Curator Emeritus, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Met
Click here for information about Day 1 of the two-day symposium.
The symposium is made possible by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Billy Rose Foundation.
Assistive listening devices are available from the ushers.