FOR THE LOVE OF ART…POWER AND MONEY: Jewish Art Dealers and Collectors


Melton & More



Date & Time

Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm (EST) June 7, 14, 21, 28

“Art isn't everything. It's just about everything”
― Gertrude Stein

Course Description:

Great names in the art world like Renoir, Klimt, Modigliani, Chagall, and Picasso might never have been known today without Cassirer, Pulitzer Lederer, Weill, Walden and Rosenberg. What prompted them to defend and trade with art? Daring and adventurous, collectors, dealers and patrons of the arts like Leo and Gertrude Stein, Peggy Guggenheim and Julien Levy pushed the boundaries of art, friendship and trade to bring some of the most exquisite masterpieces of our time to the public realm.

Dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28

Mondays, 12:00-1:30pm (EST) 
About the Instructor:

Dr. Batia Cohen  earned her Ph.D. in Mesoamerican Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City. She was an adjunct professor at Florida International University and she has taught in Florida for the past 15 years. Batia has published numerous articles in specialized Art and History magazines. She is currently a collaborator of a cultural magazine in Spanish online; She is the author of the historical novel Una Amapola Entre Cactus. Batia is a proud Melton graduate and serves on the Melton & More Adult Learning Advisory Board.