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Ph.D. student Thomas Busciglio-Ritter’s article “‘Covetable Pictures’: John Taylor Johnston (1820–1893), Collecting Art Between New Yorkand Europe” was published in the March 2020 issue of the Oxford Journal of the History of Collection. In the text, Busciglio-Ritter discusses the art collection and collecting practices of John Taylor Johnston, the first president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1871 to 1889. Johnston was a significant figure in transatlantic collecting and opened his own art gallery on West 4th Street in New York City. 

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Thomas Busciglio-Ritter’s discusses the art collection of the first Metropolitan Museum of Art president in the Oxford Journal of the History of Collection.

Thomas Busciglio-Ritter’s discusses the art collection of the first Metropolitan Museum of Art president in the Oxford Journal of the History of Collection.

4/30/2020
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Thomas Busciglio-Ritter, graduate student, Oxford Journal of the History of Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art,  John Taylor Johnston
  • Department of Art History
  • University of Delaware
  • 318 Old College
  • Newark, DE 19716 USA
  • Phone: 302-831-8415
  • arthistory@udel.edu