Layton's Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection, 1888-2013
Before Carnegie and Frick or Whitney and Guggenheim, there was Milwaukee's Frederick Layton (1827-1919) and his creation of a new art museum experience in America.
Layton was among the very first art collectors in America to fund a purpose-built civic art gallery for the public's use and enjoyment.
Second only to the 1874 Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the 1888 Layton Art Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presented a new model for the single-patron art museum in America, one significantly different from the established museums of Boston and New York.
You are invited to meet the authors of Layton's Legacy: A Historic American Art Collection,1888-2013, John Eastberg and Eric Vogel, on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3 p.m. in Special Collections, fourth floor, UWM Golda Meir Library.
Vogel and Eastberg will discuss their recently published book on Layton, as well as sharing information on the research process and the materials they used from the UWM Libraries.
The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Friends of the Golda Meir Library.
For more information or special needs, call 414-229-6202.