Avery Brundage & Japanese Art at the Asian Art Museum
Presented by Robert Mintz, PhD, deputy director of art and programs, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
San Francisco serves as the home for the Avery Brundage Collection of Asian Art. From his early life in the industrial cities of the Midwest to his leadership of the International Olympic Committee, Avery Brundage (1887–1975) led a life of international prominence and fame that exposed him to some of the world’s greatest works of art. With the assistance of scholar and connoisseur Rene-Yvon d’Argence during the mid-20th century, Brundage amassed one of America’s most prominent collections of Japanese art.
This talk explores Brundage’s history as a collector of Japanese art and highlights some of the works that have made the collection—now housed at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco—famed as one of America’s great collections of Japanese art.
Drop in! This program, which takes place on the mezzanine level of the Beck Building, is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.