Lecture | Pearlman Foundation: A Family History

June 4, 2023

Enjoy a presentation about Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Pearlman Foundation by Daniel Edelman, president of the Pearlman Foundation and grandson of collectors Henry and Rose Pearlman.

Afterward, Ann Dumas, consulting curator for European art, talks with Edelman to draw out stories about the family, the collection, and the works on view in the exhibition. Winnie Scheuer, great-granddaughter of the Pearlmans, also participates in the discussion.

Plan Your Visit 
This program is included with general admission. The lecture takes place in Brown Auditorium Theater on the lower level of the Law Building, and the exhibition is located on the upper level of the Law Building. On Sundays, the Museum is open from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibition tickets include general admission.

About the Speakers
Daniel Edelman has overseen the art collection of his grandparents, Henry and Rose Pearlman, for the past 15 years. He was an art/film major at Wesleyan before entering Columbia University’s executive MBA program. Edelman ran one of London’s largest literary agencies, and following a move to Los Angeles has advised filmmakers, technology companies, and nonprofit arts organizations. In recent years he and his husband have started building their own family collection focusing on social justice themes and works by queer artists and artists of color.

Winnie Scheuer, founder of Collectively, has held positions in the modern and contemporary art departments at Christie’s and Phillips auction houses in New York, and in exhibition planning and executive administration at the MFAH. She has served on the board of directors at Artforum magazine, the Menil Collection society steering committee, and the Sarah Lawrence College board of trustees. Scheuer holds a master’s degree in modern art, connoisseurship, and history of the art market from Christie’s, and a bachelor of arts from Sarah Lawrence College.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive generous support from Macey and Harry Reasoner; the Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation; and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Endowment funds are provided by the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; Windgate Foundation; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; CFP Foundation; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; gifts in memory of Peter Lotz; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.

“Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Pearlman Foundation” is organized by the Princeton University Art Museum in collaboration with the Henry and Rose Pearlman Foundation.


This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Lead foundation underwriting is provided by:

Generous support is provided by:
The Favrot Fund
L. Smith Foundation


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