Florence Foerderer Tonner: A life of art and ideas
February 5 - April 15, 2017
Boy with a tricorner hat, c. early 1800's, Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, and Monuments of St Paul's and Westminster Abbey, 1839, George Lewis Smyth.
Muhlenberg's Martin Art Gallery partners with Trexler Library's Special Collections to present artworks and rare books from the Philadelphia Collector and Muhlenberg donor Florence Foerderer Tonner. This exhibition features scores of complimentary works from our respective collections which highlight her curiosity and creative interests in literature and fine art. This exhibition provides an intimate look into Ms. Tonner's personal interest in preserving and collecting through various highlights from our collections including works by William Blake, Theodore Rosseau, Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun and others. Exhibition takes place in the Rare Books Exhibit Room, Level B, Trexler Library, and is free and open to the public 11:00am - 7:00pm daily. Curated by Susan Falciani Special Collections & Archives Librarian and Paul Nicholson Director Martin Art Gallery.