FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
We are honoured to welcome Sebastian Kuhn, Senior Specialist in the Bonhams European Ceramics Department, and Jeffrey Munger, former curator in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They will discuss the fascinating stories of prominent New Yorkers who were passionate about collecting ceramics in the mid-20th century. We hope you can join us!
Living Room Lecture: A REMARKABLE ERA: New York Ceramic Collectors of the mid-20th Century and the Extraordinary Legacy of Charles and Jayne Wrightsman – Sebastian Kuhn and Jeffrey Munger
Time: Sunday, 23 May 2021, 6PM London, UK (BST) / 1PM (EST)
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
A REMARKABLE ERA: New York Ceramic Collectors of the mid-20th Century and the Extraordinary Legacy of Charles and Jayne Wrightsman
Sebastian Kuhn and Jeffrey Munger
Sebastian Kuhn and Jeffrey Munger will give a joint presentation about ceramic collecting in America in the post-World War II era. Sebastian will discuss the impact of the War on the sudden availability of a broad range of ceramics to American collectors, the emigration of European collectors to the U.S., and the prosperity of post-War America which helped to enable new collectors. Jeffrey will focus specifically on Charles and Jayne Wrightsman, their assemblage of an exceptional collection of works of art including European porcelain, and their extraordinary donations to the Metropolitan Museum of Art over a period of more than forty years.
Image: Elephant-head vase (vase à tête d’éléphant), 1758–62, Sèvres Manufactory. Soft-paste porcelain. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1976 (1976.155.61)