George Way: The Collector You Always Wanted to Know | Virtual Talk July 23

Virtual Talk by Historian Patrick Grenier

Collector George Way


Patrick Grenier met George Way in 2009 when he was the Director of Visual Arts at Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island. They formally worked together for six years on three separate exhibitions at Snug Harbor. Patrick then continued working with George to create a comprehensive inventory and educational programming on this collection and advised George up until his passing in 2019. During their work together, Patrick was struck by George’s humble start and contagious curiosity. This lecture will delve into George Way’s life-long passion for 17th century English and Dutch antiques and how that passion, along with his kindness and altruism, fostered friendships and a network of others eager to help him both acquire and learn from his pieces.

This event is held in conjunction with the July 20-28 European Furniture & Decorative Arts auction featuring the George Way Collection of British and Dutch 17th century and 17th century style paintings, furniture, and decorative arts.

Register below and you will be notified with instructions to join the virtual talk.


Guest Speaker
Patrick Grenier

Patrick Grenier is an historian, curator and educator whose experience includes working at the Brooklyn Museum, BRIC, Cooper Union, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, and the New Museum. From 2009 to 2016, he organized several exhibitions with George Way including Dutch Treats and The Wick & The Stick, in addition to developing new galleries dedicated to featuring 17th Century Dutch & English fine and decorative arts from the Way Collection. Grenier holds a BA in art history from Pratt Institute and an MA in cultural history from New York University.

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