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Networking Europe and the United States: The Founding and Growth of Art Dealers M. Knoedler & Co.

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Networking Europe and the United States: The Founding and Growth of Art Dealers M. Knoedler & Co.

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Friday, May 21
10:00 a.m. PT
Speaker: Anne Helmreich, Ph.D., Associate Director, Digital Initiatives at the Getty Research Institute


Established in New York City in the 1840s, M. Knoedler & Co. grew to become one of the most significant art dealers in the US. A major player in the metropolis, Knoedler extended its network to Europe, eventually launching branches in Paris and London. This online talk explores Knoedler’s formative years, drawing on the unique resources of the Knoedler Gallery Archives held by the Getty Research Institute. The audience will have a chance to learn what it took to become a successful commercial art dealer in America’s Gilded Age and how the US art market was tightly linked to Europe. Participants will also have a chance to see how scholars of the art market are using both traditional research approaches and new digital tools to bring the past to light.


Register now to save your spot. Space is limited.
All participants will be sent the Zoom link and instructions via email once you secure your place.

This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture Series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led virtual tours.

Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.


Featured: Carlo Crivelli, Madonna and Child, ca. 1468. Tempera and oil on panel. Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam, 1947.3.

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May 21, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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