Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lyman Allyn Museum
An Incurable Collector: Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown (1842-1918)
Sally Brown, the great granddaughter of the subject of this presentation, will speak about Mary Elizabeth Adams Brown as a singular woman collector of musical instruments in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She operated independently, first giving about 300 instruments to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1889. By her death in 1918 her gifts of instruments and supporting objects totaled about 4,000. Sally Brown will explore how Mary Elizabeth managed such a feat and the lasting significance of her contribution to art history and to the history of American women.
Reception to follow the presentation.
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