Join art historian and lecturer, Baila Miller as she describes the lives of John Pierpont Morgan and Belle da Costa Greene during The Gilded Age (1870-1900). They understood that economically, the United States was growing by leaps and bounds, however, culturally our nation was perceived as a backwater lacking in significance. Morgan made it his mission to elevate the status of America on the world’s stage. As such, he hired the remarkable Belle da Costa Greene to manage, curate, and purchase rare drawings, documents, books, and manuscripts for his Pierpont Morgan Library. She became known as one of the most powerful people in the art and book world. Her impeccable taste, intellect, and shrewd negotiating skills culminated in a world-class collection that set the stage for America as a future Art & Culture capital.
Seating is on a first come, first served basis and limited to 70 attendees.
This program is sponsored by the Sarasota County Library Foundation.
At: Elsie Quirk Library
ENGLEWOOD Florida, 34223