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F101Z Fall 2023 Storied American Art Museums

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F101Z  Storied American Art Museums
Mondays, 11:50—1:15, Sept. 18—Oct. 9
Four sessions
Instructor: Tom Manteuffel

There are intriguing stories behind the creation of many major American art museums; stories filled with eccentric and fascinating characters and their avidly acquired fortunes, and equally avidly acquired art collections. We will look into those characters and the little-known stories behind some of America's greatest and grandest museums, including the Isabella Stewart Gardner, the Phillips Collection, the Morgan, the Frick, the National Gallery, the Met, the Cloisters, and more. All date to the late nineteenth century (or since), and all have fascinating stories to tell us behind the glorious art and the grand stately buildings, stories which are quintessentially American.
Tom Manteuffel has taught a variety of classes at OLLI, including on Renaissance Art, French Impressionism, cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity, Stonehenge, Henry IV Part I and the history of English. He is a retired cybersecurity consultant with a passion for museums.

Class Details

4 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

NA - Online

Tom Manteuffel 

Class Fee: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/18/2023 - 10/9/2023 Weekly - Mon 11:50 AM - 01:15 PM N/A - Online Tom Manteuffel 

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