Layton's Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection,
Meet Authors Eric Vogel and
Before Carnegie and Frick or Whitney and Guggenheim, there was Milwaukee's Frederick Layton and his creation of a new art museum experience in America. Frederick Layton (1827-1919) was among the very first art collectors in America to fund a purpose-built civic art gallery for the public's use and enjoyment. Second only to the 1874 Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the 1888 Layton Art Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presented a new model for the single-patron art museum in America, one significantly different from the established museums of Boston and New York.
Authors Eric Vogel and John Eastberg will discuss their recently published book on Layton, as well as sharing information on the research process and the materials they used from the UWM Libraries.
For more information on the book, collection, or the authors please visit the Layton's Legacy website.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Special Collections, 4th Floor
UWM Golda Meir Library
2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Free and open to the public.
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