Collecting Art 101


Collecting Art 101

Saturday, December 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Join three fine-arts specialists as they share tips on how to begin and maintain your own art collection. Inspired by the virtual exhibition The Eclectic Eye: A Tribute to Duane Wilder, this program will explore collecting photography, prints, and twentieth-century American painting. Introduction by James Steward, Nancy A. Nasher-David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, Director. Feel welcome to register for just one session, or join us for all three. Each session has its own registration link. Please register for each session individually.

  • 1–2 p.m.: Collecting Photography with Sarah Morthland, certified member, Appraisers Association of America. Moderated by Katherine Bussard, Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography.

Sarah has expertise in photography and photographic literature. Her career as a gallerist began at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York in 1987, leading to the founding of Gallery 292 in 1992, followed by Sarah Morthland Gallery in 1996. Concurrently, she founded Archive Consulting and Management Services and initiated her appraisal practice. (free registration via Zoom here)

  • 2:30–3:30 p.m.: Collecting Prints with Cora Michael, owner/principal, Cora Michael Fine Art LLC. Moderated by Laura Giles, Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970, Curator of Prints and Drawings.

Cora is a fine-art appraiser specializing in Impressionist, modern, and contemporary art. Prior to starting her appraisal business, she was associate curator of prints and drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she has also worked at Princeton and at the Brooklyn Museum. She recently started a new position as fine art specialist and valuations manager for Leyster Capital, a fine-art and luxury asset lending firm. (free registration via Zoom here)

  • 4–5 p.m.: Collecting 20th-Century American Painting with Jonathan Spies, independent advisor. Moderated by Karl Kusserow, John Wilmerding Curator of American Art.

Jonathan served as director at Zabriskie Gallery from 2005 to 2010, and as director at Menconi + Schoelkopf from 2012 to 2020. He has spoken on American art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and CUNY Graduate Center, and hosted a series of talks with top curators and historians in the field. (free registration via Zoom here)

This event will include live closed captions in both English and Spanish. English captions are available directly in the Zoom toolbar by clicking the "CC" icon. To access Spanish-language captioning, open Streamtext, where you can select “Spanish” to see the live captioning.

Para acceder a los subtítulos en varios idiomas, ingrese al seminario web de Zoom durante un evento en vivo, luego abra un navegador web separado para visitar esta página donde puede seleccionar "español" o el idioma de su elección.

Spanish-language live closed-captioning for this program is made possible by the Rapid Response Magic Project of the Princeton University Humanities Council.

Claude Lorrain (French, 1600–1682), The Goatherd (detail), 1663. Etching. Bequest of Duane E. Wilder, Class of 1951