Great American Families - The Guggenheims: Mining, Judaism, and Art with Dr. Jeremi Suri

Great American Families - The Guggenheims: Mining, Judaism, and Art with Dr. Jeremi Suri


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In partnership with Story Terrace, we present Great American Families with Dr. Jeremi Suri. Like Story Terrace, we believe in creating connections to the past through the study of history and heritage and the telling of great, often lesser-known, stories. 
In this series, Dr. Suri will connect us with the fascinating lives of arguably the most famous, and sometimes infamous, American families. From the oil, religion, and politics of the Rockefellers to the mining, judaism, and art of the Guggenheims to the bootlegging, Irish-American politics, and presidency of the Kennedys - join us as we develop a deeper understanding of the journeys of these families. And reflect on how your own families may have navigated these unique moments in history. 
In this conversation, we will explore the Guggenheims’ path to becoming one of the most prominent Jewish families in the late nineteenth and early twentieth-century America. They grew very wealthy through mining, smelting, and related businesses. After the First World War, they sold most of their business interests and turned full-time to philanthropy, investing heavily in the sciences, humanities, and the arts. The Guggenheims became the most prominent patrons of the arts in the United States, contributing to the rise of new styles, prominent museums, and a new American haute couture.
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Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of ten books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. His most recent book, The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office, was widely reviewed across the United States. Professor Suri's research and teaching have received numerous prizes. In 2007 Smithsonian Magazine named him one of America's "Top Young Innovators" in the Arts and Sciences. In 2018 he received the President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Texas, and the Pro Bene Meritis Award for Contributions to the Liberal Arts. His writings appear widely in blogs and print media (including the New York Times, Washington Post, Houston Chronicle, Atlantic, Wired, New Republic, Foreign Policy, and others.) Professor Suri is also a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs. He hosts a weekly podcast, “This is Democracy,” available through his professional webpage: http://jeremisuri.net.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Guggenheims and their heritage

This was the third in the series of Great American Families and have found them all of great interest. Jeremi is an excellent presenter.

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Guggenheims and their heritage

This was the third in the series of Great American Families and have found them all of great interest. Jeremi is an excellent presenter.