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Helmet mask (Epa Orangun) (detail), presumably c. 1920. Carved by the Yoruba artist Bamgboye (1893–1978). Nigeria, Ekiti region, OdoOwa village. Wood, pigment; h. 137.2 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund and Gift of Mary Grant Price, 1991.165.


A Passionate Eye: The Adventure of Collecting Art

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

About The Event

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Recital Hall

Inspirational speaker and author Victoria Price was fortunate to grow up surrounded by art, both in her own home and in those of her parents' friends. As dedicated art collectors and advocates, her parents and their circle infused Victoria not only with a passion for the visual arts—resulting in her own career as an art historian, consultant, and designer—but also an immense appreciation for the role of the art collector in our society. 

Victoria’s father, acclaimed actor Vincent Price, began collecting art at age 12 when he bought a Rembrandt etching using his allowance. (A work from his collection is on view in African Master Carvers: Known and Famous, in the Pollock Focus Gallery now until to July 16, 2017.) Victoria will share stories from the life of her father as well as those of his circle including Edward G. Robinson, Stanley Marcus, Fanny Brice, and more. She will speak about the vital role of the art collector as tastemaker, guardian and perpetuator of the visual arts for future generations, and museum advocate. But perhaps even more importantly, she will also remind us that collecting art can be one of life's greatest adventures!

Free; ticket required. Register online at engage.clevelandart.org or by calling the ticket center at 216-421-7350.