2019 Lecture Series Schedule
Friday, February 15
3pm- Exploring Trends in Private Collectors, Collections and Museums
Speaker: Barbara Chamberlain, Director Art Collection Management, AIG
An increasingly significant amount of our cultural heritage is now in private collections. Numbering in the tens of thousands in just the U.S., private collections span a great variety of objects reflecting the wide range of enthusiasts who collect them. In this lecture we will explore the art and collectibles market, who high net worth collectors are, what they collect and what motivates them, and some of the challenges they face.
Saturday, February 16
1pm- The Creative Process
Speaker: Roger Dean, Trading Boundaries
Roger Dean continues to amaze, to furnish the creative world with his fantastic forms, his exquisite grasp of color, composition and the aptness of his creative inspiration – all those attributes that describe the classic parameters of genuine talent. Syd Mead
‘The artwork of Roger Dean has always amazed me – it spans the spectrum from mind-blowing to mind mellowing.’ George Lucas
Join one of the most influential artists of the past 100 years as he discusses the creative process and where ideas come from.
3pm- Why collect?
Speaker: Macklowe Gallery, Ben Macklowe
The lecture is aimed to address the needs, concerns, interests and processes of both novice and experienced collectors in the creation or growth of their collections. The informational talk covers how to translate a love, passion or interest into a collection, how to become an informed collector, how to use collections as social and networking tools, and, of course, the multitude of ways in which collecting enriches our lives. Young or entirely new collectors will find guidance, direction and encouragement, while more advanced collectors will be offered direction in reading their marketplace and optimizing their collection as a tool to enhance other arenas of their lives.
Sunday, February 17
1pm- Appreciating Tiffany as Tiffany Appreciates
Speaker: Arlie Sulka, Lillian Nassau LLC
Having followed the market for the work of Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Studios, Arlie Sulka has observed a continuing and growing interest among old and new collectors. Since the mid-1950’s when the late Mrs. Lillian Nassau almost single-handedly created the revival of interest in Tiffany Studios, the important works of Tiffany Studios have steadily appreciated as collectors have become increasingly sophisticated and as more detailed information about Tiffany Studios has been revealed by Tiffany scholars. During her talk, Ms. Sulka will make comparisons of prices when the objects were first offered for sale by Tiffany Studios with their present-day values, tracing their increases over the past 6 decades and describing how great Tiffany collections are being formed today.
3pm- Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Antique
Speaker: Rocky Ruggerio, PH.D., Art History Professor and Italian Renaissance Expert
During the Renaissance, the importance of an art collection was not based on the quality and quantity of contemporary works that a collector possessed, but was instead based on ancient works, or antiques. Of course, those contemporary works were by artists of the caliber of Donatello, Botticelli, Leonardo and Raphael, just to name a few. This lecture will explore the relationship between ancient Greco-Roman art and the then contemporary Renaissance artists Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo; and how three distinct antiques – the Medici Venus, the Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, and the Laocoon – each became the inspiration for respective Renaissance masterpieces – the Birth of Venus, the never-realized Equestrian monument of Francesco Sforza, and the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
Monday, February 18
1pm- Art, Jewelry and Design. New Perspectives
Speaker: Milagros Bello, PHD, Curator’s Voice Art Projects
The lecture will survey the status and correlations of contemporary jewelry and its new perspectives into art and design. It will present artworks of important masters in jewelry design, and it will discuss why jewelry is located nowadays at the epicenter of the high art.
2pm- Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Spectacular Gems and Jewelry Collection
Speaker: Kate Markert, Executive Director of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Introduced by Karen Stone Talwar, CEO of Adventures of Art: Introducer of Kate Markert
As the founder of the only company that offers jewelry-centric tours, it was natural for Karen Stone Talwar to identify Kate Merkert as a perfect key speaker at this year’s Palm Beach Jewelry Show. Ms. Merkert’s topic is exceptional: “Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Spectacular Gems and Jewelry Collection,” and she knows it better than anyone through her role as Executive Director of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens – Post’s former residence in Washington DC.
3pm- A Tale of Sculpture
Speaker: Ron Cavalier, Cavalier Galleries
A talk on the legacy of sculpture, from its early origins to the successful sculptors of today. One of the oldest forms of art, sculpture has retained a prominent role in society since its beginning, though the role is constantly evolving.