Art’s Catherine Scallen explains the increase of art collectors in the late 1800s

Rembrandt reborn Catherine Scallen, chair of the Department of Art History and Art, discussed the increase in art collectors in the late 1800s. “All of a sudden, we have American millionaires who are trying to fit into the conventional notions of what it means to be a successful member of society,” she said. “And that included owning art.”