Sigmund Morgenroth, Collector & Patron of the Arts

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Date & Time

Thu, Sep 29 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Address (map)

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California 93106-7130

Venue (website)

Art, Design, & Architecture Museum UCSB

Sigmund Morgenroth, Collector and Patron of the Arts, lecture by UCSB Professor Emeritus Peter Lackner

As a Jewish businessman fleeing persecution and the dangers of two world wars, what motivated Sigmund Morgenroth to build and preserve such a fine and comprehensive collection of medals and plaquettes, as well as support well-known artists and writers, such as Max Beckmann and Walter Benjamin, who were struggling through excruciating times? Exploring this question, the collector’s grandson shares childhood impressions and biographical research gleaned from his grandfather’s personal and family documents.

Peter Lackner is Professor Emeritus and former director of Theater, and chair of the UCSB Theater and Dance Department.

Museum lecture accompanying current exhibition Gods, Glory & Spirituality: Historical Fictions of the Sigmund Morgenroth Collection of Renaissance Medals and Plaquettes at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara. On view September 1, 2022 – January 22, 2023. For more information, directions, and parking, please visit the AD&A Museum website.


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