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Events for Wednesday February 15, 2023

The Life of Belle da Costa Greene, Mercer County Library

Wednesday February 15, 2023
7:00 PM

Jeanne Johnson, docent at Princeton University Art Museum and Morven Museum and Garden, presents the story of Belle da Costa Greene. While cataloging and working with rare books at the Princeton University library, her work impressed the nephew of New York millionaire J. Pierpont Morgan, financier and investment banker of the late 1800s. Morgan hired Greene for the newly constructed Pierpont Morgan Library in 1906, which eventually led to her directorship of the Morgan Museum and Library, where she worked for more than 43 years, internationally known for her auction bidding expertise. Years after her death, knowledge that Greene passed as white for her entire professional life became known, explored and discussed.

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