Join Rago Auctions and Executive Director of Lyndhurst Mansion, Howard Zar, on Thursday April 5, 2018 as he delivers a presentation titled “Jay Gould and His Daughters; the Forgotten Collectors of the Gilded Age.” Although Jay Gould was one of the most important art collectors of the early Gilded Age, the social stigmatization levied against him during his lifetime left him and his heirs largely forgotten after his death. This presentation aims to re-establish the Gould’s as important art collectors and major Tiffany patrons, as well as highlight Lyndhurst Mansion as one of the few remaining venues to experience the taste of the early Gilded Age.
Howard Zar has extensive and multi-faceted experience in art history, historic preservation, finance and marketing. He started his career as an art specialist and auctioneer, working full-time while simultaneously pursuing a Master’s Degree in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, and later received an MBA from Yale. Mr. Zar has personally been involved with numerous preservation organizations.
The open house begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Rago Arts and Auction Center. The talk begins at 6:00 p.m.