Art Lecture


Monday January 14, 2013: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

VIRTUAL VISITS: The Havemeyer Collection. The Havemeyers’ bequest to the Metropolitan Museum of nearly two thousand objects is perhaps the single greatest gift ever given to the Museum. The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and decorative arts from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. While Mr. Havemeyer collected paintings by old masters such as Rembrandt, Mrs. Havemeyer was more interested in contemporary modern works. With the advice of her friend Mary Cassat, she bought paintings by Degas, Monet and other Impressionist masters. Join Ines Powell for an exlporation of this collection. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 11 a.m.