Virtual Lectures with Scott Brown, Ph.D. Ninah Cummer's Museum: On Women and Art in American Society

November 11, 2021
7 to 8 P.M.

 Ninah Cummer, as the founder and namesake of the Cummer Museum, is cousin in this sense to Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Helen Clay Frick, and Isabella Stewart Gardner, among others. These famous collectors underscore the impact of women on collecting and museums in America. Women have long played key roles in America as collectors, scholars, critics, patrons, and advocates for art, but their contributions have equally often gone unacknowledged or been obscured. The sixtieth anniversary of the Cummer’s foundation is an occasion to reflect on the work of the women of Ninah Cummer’s generation as advocates for museums and for art as a public good.

This lecture series is hosted by Cummer Beaches Affinity group and sponsored by Diane DeMell Jacobsen, Ph.D.


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