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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Hartford, CT 06103-2911)
Gregory Hedberg (Project Director: October 1983 to present)

An Analysis of Patronage and Taste in Late 19th Century America, as Reflected in the J.P. Morgan Bequest

To support the planning of an interpretive exhibition which will examine the J.Pierpont Morgan Collection (now in the Wadsworth Atheneum) in the context of collecting and taste-making in late 19th century America. The focus will be the types of objects collected and Morgan's motivations for collecting.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Museums and Historical Organizations, Humanities Projects in

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1984 – 10/31/1985