'The Cone Sisters of Baltimore: Vanguard Collectors in Victorian Dress,' Free talk presented by Art Historian and Curator Karen Levitov of The Jewish Museum, NY
The Cone sisters dressed in conservative floor-length black skirts long after they went out of style, yet their taste in art was hardly Victorian. They loved daring nudes, still life paintings in intense colors and bold, innovative landscapes. Starting in 1905 they bought work by Matisse when he was dismissed by critics and Picasso when he was hardly known. Art historian and curator Karen Levitov, who organized 'Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters' at the Jewish Museum in New York, will give a talk, 'The Cone Sisters of Baltimore: Vanguard Collectors in Victorian Dress.' Reception with cash bar to follow. Free and open to the public. 'Matisse and Modern Masters' exhibition ticket does NOT guarantee seat for lecture. Lecture hall to open for general admission seating at 6:30PM.