Collecting Contemporary Art 101: Part 1

Blue Star Contemporary

January 21, 2016 6:00 pm - January 21, 2016 8:00 pm

This series of discussion is designed to illuminate the processes and motivations behind collecting works of art to the general public, emerging artists, and burgeoning collectors.

An educational response to the current exhibition Gift: An Exquisite Exhibition the lectures further reveal the important role collecting plays in the art world and gives real life examples from our local community of some of the topics from Lewis Hyde’s The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World.

Part 1: Why Collect –January 21, 2016, ­– 6 PM


This panel focuses on the variety of reason individuals, institutions, and corporations embark on building a collection. Featuring a selection of established San Antonio private collectors, artist-collectors, as well as an advisor from a corporate art collection, each will share personal knowledge and experiences from their histories as collectors. Moderated by Virginia Rutledge.