A Look at the Old Master Collection at the Mint Museum

Speaker Date: Feb. 19, 2021

The Mint Museum is well known for its collections of historic porcelain, fashion, pre-Columbian art, and Contemporary Craft, however a less widely known collection of European Old Master paintings has steadfastly linked the modern viewer to Renaissance and Baroque images and artists for decades.

This talk will explore that collection and some of its highlights.  

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Dr. Todd Herman, President Mint Museum


After a brief career in genetic research at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Todd went back to school to get a Masters and PhD in Art History with a specialty in 16th century Venetian painting and drawing. He has been director of the Mint Museum of Art for over 2 years after serving as director of the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock for 7 years. He was Chief Curator at the Columbia Museum of Art and a curatorial fellow at the Cleveland Museum of Art in the departments of Medieval Art and Drawings. He has taught art history at colleges and universities in the US and Italy, and organized exhibitions and written about subjects ranging from the Italian Renaissance to Mark Rothko in the 1940s.