Taste for American Art: Heroes, Villains, and the Art Market Today

THU, NOV 19, 2009 (1:01:56)

Harvard art professor Theodore E. Stebbins Jr. discusses the interests and the influence of such pioneering art collectors as William T. Evans, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, and Maxim Karolik. Stebbins examines the ways taste changes, how certain styles or artists come to be admired, and the historical irrationality of the art market.

+ BIO: Theodore E. Stebbins Jr.

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. is the Distinguished Fellow and Consultative Curator of American Art at Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum. Before joining the Fogg, Stebbins served as the John Moors Cabot Curator of American Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for the 22 years and as associate professor of art history and curator of American painting and sculpture at Yale University.

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