The Wallace Collection

Talks and Lectures

Lecture: The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age

Monday 13th May, 2013

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Price: Admission Free

Ages: All Ages

Lecturer: Dr. Shelley Bennett 

In this lecture Shelley Bennett will discuss her new book 'The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age', which explores the story of an American family; Collis, Arabella, Archer and Henry Huntington. Their personal histories and tastes contributed to their accumulation of enormous wealth in the decades around 1900, which they spent on lavish houses and art works that were then given to the public, a model set earlier by the Wallace Collection.

This special lecture will take place in the Lecture Theatre and seating is unreserved.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Free, no need to book.