Appraising Modern Fine Art Tapestries
Registration Information
March 25, 2014 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
New York, NY

Appraising Modern Fine Art Tapestries
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in New York City
With Charles Mathes

$125 for AAA/ISA/ASA/RICS Members 
$150 General Admission

Registration has been extended through Friday, March 21st!

Please CLICK HERE for a printable registration form (or register online, above)

Members earn 5 Continuing Education (CE) credits for this program. 

Join the Appraisers Association and Charles Mathes, long-time member and director of Jane Kahan Gallery, for “Appraising Modern Fine Art Tapestries,” a comprehensive and hands-on program in which Mr. Mathes will take us through his gallery's exhibition, which arguably contains the world's largest collections of historically important fine art tapestries available for sale. Mr. Mathes will illustrate his presentation with actual pieces and digital images and will address the following topics:

  • The history of modern tapestries and the influence of Marie Cuttoli, Jean LurÇat, Albert Barnes, Philip Johnson, Nelson Rockefeller, Gloria Ross, Yvette Caquil-Prince, and the new head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas Campbell
  • The difference between tapestries, rugs, carpets and other types of “wall hangings”
  • Which artists and ateliers are likely to have real value
  • The perils of relying on auction comparables in a thinly traded market like tapestries

After a lunch break, Marlene Eidelheit, the director of the Textile Conservation Laboratory at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, will give an onsite tour of what is considered by many to be the top such facility in the world and discuss the issues of conserving modern tapestries. World-renowned museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and many others have entrusted the Lab with the conservation of valuable works in their own collections.

Program Schedule:

10:00am – 1:00pm Presentation with Charles Mathes
Jane Kahan Fine Art (Exhibition Space): 330 East 59th Street (between 1st & 2nd)

1:00pm – 3:00pm  Lunch (on your own)

3:00pm – 5:00pm Tour and Discussion with Marlene Eidelheit
Textile Conservation Laboratory, Cathedral of St. John the Divine: 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street)


As of January 1, 2014, changes or cancellations to your registration must be made at least 5 business days prior to the start of your program in writing (via fax or email). If you do NOT notify us at least 5 business days before your course, you will be charged a $50 administration fee. 


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