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Yours obediently & faithfully: William O. Oldman, an English Ethnographic Dealer of Pacific Island Art
Jennifer Wagelie

By all accounts, William Ockleford Oldman was the best of his day. His eye for and his taste in African and Native American art, as well as European arms and armor were well-known, but it was his connoisseurship of Pacific Island art that was particularly revered among his contemporary ethnographic dealers and collectors, never having left England to do so. This talk examines Oldman’s enormous influence on Pacific Island collections in museums across the United States, while he secretly amassed one of the greatest collections of Maori art outside of New Zealand.

Jennifer Wagelie is the Academic Liaison at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Jennifer received her PhD from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, in Art History in 2007 on the collection and display of Maori art in the United States.

WHEN: Tuesday,  April 25 @ 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Everson 157

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