The Luncheon Party that Rocked the Boat: Duncan Phillips Spars with Gertrude Stein

Duncan Phillips Lecture

June 12, 2014, 6:30 pm

In December 1934, Phillips hosted a luncheon in Stein’s honor during which the two art collectors clashed over the value of American art. Taking the luncheon as a case study, Dr. Wanda Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University, decodes the Phillips-Stein altercation, rooting it in the larger Franco-American debate as to what constituted an authentic national art. 

A short panel on collecting with Dr. Corn, Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan, Phillips Trustee, art collector, and appraiser, and Associate Curator for Research Susan Behrends Frank follows the lecture.