Barbara Gamson in conversation with Sara Friedlander
Date & Time
6 July, 3:30pm EST — via WebEx with a live Q&A
Barbara Gamson is an avid collector of Contemporary Art based in Houston Texas, along with her husband Michael. The Gamson Collection casts a wide net across several art historical narratives, however, the heart and soul of the Collection is committed to female artists and African American artists, collecting in depth and supporting these artists throughout their careers. Barbara is a Trustee for the Menil Collection and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Additionally, she and her husband are members of the Whitney National Committee, and the Aspen National Council.
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Bernard Lumpkin in conversation with Isabella Lauria
8 July, 5pm EST — via WebEx with a live Q&A
Bernard I. Lumpkin is a contemporary art collector, patron, and educator whose commitment to both emerging and established artists of African descent is part of a broader mission of institutional advocacy and support. Mr. Lumpkin currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. At the Whitney Museum of American Art, Mr. Lumpkin serves on the Education Committee and on the Painting & Sculpture Committee. At the Museum of Modern Art, he serves on the Media & Performance Committee and is also the Vice-Chair of the Friends of Education patron group. Mr. Lumpkin has advised public and private organizations on collecting and patronage, and participated in discussion panels at art fairs, auction houses, and universities. Mr. Lumpkin was educated at Harvard (A.M., Ph.D.) and Yale (B.A.), where he sits on the Dean's Council at the Yale School of Art. The Lumpkin-Boccuzzi Family Collection is the subject of a forthcoming book — "Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists,” September 2020 (DAP) — and a nationwide traveling exhibition currently on view at Lehman College in New York City.
Cross-Cultural Abstraction: From Impressionism to Contemporary Art
1 July, 1pm EST
Artistic innovation has emerged from the cultural exchange among international artists. This talk will bring together a diverse range of abstract art and discuss the international dialogue and formal innovations among artists across cultures.
Figuratively Speaking: The Body in Art
8 July, 1pm EST
The representation of the human body in art has taken many forms, from images of ideal beauty to those that focus on the body as a way to explore issues of identity. From Picasso’s Women of Algiers which draws upon the western tradition of the odalisque, to Barnett Newman’s address of the human body and spirit in his “zip” paintings, to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s enigmatic and imaginary portraits, this talk will bring together a diverse range of artists who's creative process centers on the body.