CYA Tour of “Treasures of British Art”: The Berger Collection
11 JULY 2019 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Yalies and their guests have the opportunity to see Treasures of British Art: The Berger Collection in a special after-hours CYA tour at the Denver Art Museum on Thursday, July 11th, starting at 5:30 pm. Attendees will come in the main entrance off the plaza and gather on the main floor. The tour will be conducted by Kathleen Stuart, curator of the collection.
The paintings are part of the collection formed in the mid-1990s by the late William M. B. Berger ’48 and his wife Bernadette Joan Johnson Berger, which have been house at the museum since 1996 and which were donated by the trust in 2018. A fourth-generation Coloradan, Berger founded the state’s first mutual fund, after studying English literature at Yale. A towering figure physically and in life, he was an Anglophile to rival Paul Mellon, and now the Yale Center for British art provides research support for study of a Berger group of Tudor portraits.
Thanks to Bill’s step-daughter Cindy Hayes for making this event possible. The tour is free, but you must RSVP to Stephanie Grilli: firstname.lastname@example.org. After the tour, those interested can gather at the Cap Hill Tavern to discuss their museum experience and to socialize.