Christie's Education Symposium 2018:
Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts

New York, 26 - 27 June 2018

This conference celebrates the significant roles women have played and continue to play in the arts and their markets.

Sixteen sessions over two days explore women’s diverse contributions to the arts from a transnational and transhistorical perspective, reflecting global and historical diversity. Not advocating for a separate nor alternative history of art and its markets, the conference looks at the central role played by women in the creation, development, support and preservation of the arts and how their contribution has changed over time.

Sessions focus on women as artists, patrons and collectors of art and architecture, dealers and brokers, art historians and art critics as well as curators and preservers of culture. Including the presence of women in emerging and established art centers, historical aristocratic patronage, and the medieval period, the sessions will investigate a diverse range of topics.

The Conference will take place at Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza in New York.

Details of sessions and papers, registration, contacts and further information will be posted shortly. 

In the meantime please contact the hosts of the symposium under the Enquiries section below for further information.

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      • Veronique Chagnon-Burke, Academic Director 
      • Christie's Education New York
      • Host, Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts
Dr Cecily Hennessy
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      • Dr Cecily Hennessy, Director of Studies
      • Christie's Education London
      • Host, Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts

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