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Exhibition : Art Collecting on a Global Scale: Non-Western Objects from the William Randolph Hearst Archive

09/10/2012 - 10/10/2012, LIU Post Campus EventHillwood Art Museum

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9/10 through 11/10
Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ; Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. ; Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (closed Sundays)
Hillwood Art Museum

This exhibition combines primary documentation from the William Randolph Hearst Archive at Long Island University, original non-western objects from Hearst's former holdings on loan from significant museum collections, and related objects from Hillwood Art Museum's permanent collection.  Hearst's passion for collecting was first documented by his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, on their trip abroad when Will was ten years of age. Phoebe wrote home to her husband George regarding their son, "he wants all sorts of things; the boy has developed a mania for antiquities." In his twenties, Will travelled to Mexico, Peru and Egypt, no doubt developing a broader understanding of global artifacts. For the remainder of his life, Hearst's craving for art was insatiable. Hearst purchased objects at a feverish pace from dealers, auction houses and galleries and was known to spend hours a day perusing sales catalogs and selecting items.  Art Collecting on a Global Scale provides an occasion for students, scholars and members of the community to experience and explore a lesser known aspect of Hearst's art collecting. While it documents a considerable range of his non-western art objects it also provides entry into this unchartered chapter of Hearst's unique approach to art collecting and the opportunity for additional scholarship.

For more information, contact Dr. Catherine Larkin at 516-299-3504, clarkin@liu.edu.

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