On Thursday, February 4th, alumni, parents, and friends joined Pat Powell (CLAS ’70, GSAS ’72) for a fun virtual Behind the Scenes visit as he opened his house and shared his extensive antiques and art collection. A self-described “obsessive collector”, Pat gave us a window into his world with amusing anecdotes and useful tips for collecting.
A Charlottesville native and former auctioneer, Pat was co-owner of Harlowe-Powell Auction until 2014. While he has retired from auctioning antiques, he is still an avid collector. His interests are varied and include pieces from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.