Art Collector Will Discuss "The Art of Collecting"
release: April 6, 2004
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Wolfson, Jr., one of the world's most innovative and generous
decorative art collectors, will be the keynote speaker at
an evening devoted to the collector's love for objects and
the scholar's love for knowledge. The event will begin at
5 p.m. April 21 in the auditorium at the Dixon Gallery.
is free and open to the public, but because seating is limited,
reservations should be made by calling 901-678-3550.
Wolfson, a graduate of Princeton University and The Johns
Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, founded
the Wolfsonian Museum of Modern Art and Design in Miami Beach,
Fla., in order to use his collection of decorative and propaganda
arts to "rid the world of oppression, misfortune, and
from the University of Memphis will also discuss varied aspects
of the collector's work and play. Dr. Jed Jackson, chair of
the Art Department, will discuss art collecting from an artist
s point of view; Dr. Mark Timmons, professor of philosophy,
will discuss the ethical dimensions of collecting; and Dr.
Daniel Unowsky, assistant professor of history, will discuss
the production of Habsburg-empire kitsch and propaganda.
visit is sponsored by the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
at the University of Memphis and by the Dixon Gallery and
details, contact Dr. Barbara Ching, director of the Marcus
W. Orr Center for the Humanities, by phone at 901-678-4586
or by email at: email@example.com
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