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.
Friday, October 13
Afternoon Session, 1:30–5 pm
The Fuentidueña Chapel, The Met Cloisters
C. Griffith Mann, Michel David-Weill Curator in Charge, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Met
A Family Affair: The Brummers and Art Dealing in Paris, 1906–1914
Monika Bincsik, Assistant Curator, Department of Asian Art, The Met
Yaëlle Biro, Associate Curator for the Arts of Africa, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Met
Christel Hollevoet-Force, Associate Research Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met
From Paris to New York: A Gallery in Transition
Elizabeth Dospel Williams, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Tom Hardwick, Independent Scholar
Julie Jones, Curator Emeritus, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Met
Click here for information about Day 2 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.