The Art Market and the Museum
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April 2, 2014 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saint Louis, MO

The Art Market and the Museum: How Collectors and Dealers Help Shape World Class Art Museum Collections
Wednesday, April 2, 2014; 10:00am - 4:00pm

Saint Louis, Missouri

Members earn 4.5 C.E. credits for this program

Join us for “The Art Market and the Museum: How Collectors and Dealers Help Shape World Class Art Museum Collections,” which will focus on the interrelated roles of collectors, dealers, and curators in building art museum collections. Organized and moderated by Patricia Graham, PhD, AAA, the program is divided into two parts, with morning sessions held in the galleries of the Saint Louis Art Museum and afternoon presentations at a classroom in the art history building on the Washington University campus. This connoisseurship study day takes place the day before the Midwest Art History Society’s Annual Conference (April 3-5 at the Saint Louis Art Museum), and has been planned so that participants can attend both programs.

$100 AAA/ISA/ASA Members
$115 General Admission

Please register by Tuesday, March 25th!

CLICK HERE for a printable registration form, or register online, above!

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10:00am: Meet at Saint Louis Art Museum

Curatorial staff from several different museum departments will lead attendees on a comprehensive tour, discuss how major donors have shaped their collections, and examine how the  strengths of their collections reflect the  passion of these important donors.

10:15am - 11:00am: Decorative Arts
Genny Cortinovis, Research Assistant, Decorative Arts Department, will focus on post-war design, a great strength of the Saint Louis Art Museum collection.

11:00am - 11:45am:  Asian Art
Philip Hu, Associate Curator of Asian Art, will talk about Asian decorative arts in the collection.

11:45am - 12:30pm: Prints and Drawings
Anne-Maree Walker, Lecturer and Research Assistant in the Print Study Room, will give a tour of the Richard Serra Drawings show and discuss the highlights of the Prints and Drawings Department.

12:30pm - 1:45pm: Lunch at Panorama
This restaurant  is located in the Saint Louis Art Museum (included in the program fee).

2:00pm: Case Studies: Meet at classroom Kemper 103 on the Washington University Campus
Speakers for the afternoon will focus on case studies that depict relations between collectors, dealers, and curators in the building of museum collections. These real-life examples will showcase how collections were formed during market availability at particular times in recent history for certain types of art. Each specialist will talk for 20-25 minutes and provide ample time for Q & A.

Wash U. is about a 5 minute drive* from the museum, and the art history building, where the classroom is located, is adjacent to the Kemper Museum of Art, a wonderful new art museum on the Wash U campus which  participants can visit at the conclusion of the program. (It is open until 5pm).

Burton Dunbar Ph.D., AAA, is a certified member of the Appraisers Association and an art history professor at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He will talk about the history of the Nelson-Atkins Museum’s collection of prints and drawings, focusing on the curator-collector-dealer relationship.

Soodie Beasley, AAA, is a certified member of the Appraisers Association and an art history lecturer at Park University and the Kansas City Art Institute.  She will talk about how the collecting of 20th century design has changed, especially in the past 10-15 years, because of the advent of social media and new online selling venues.

Charles Lowenhaupt, Chairman, President and Chief Executive officer at Lowenhaupt Global Advisors and attorney with Lowenhaupt & Chasnoff LLC is a wealth manager based in St. Louis. He will talk about the assembling of collections with an eye towards eventual museum donation. Several years ago, he donated a huge collection of Japanese prints and ephemera related to the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese Wars to the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Valerie Rudy-Valli, Individual Gifts Officer in the Development Department of the Saint Louis Art Museum, worked formerly as a curatorial assistant in the Registrar’s office, where she helped to catalogue the Loewenhaupt gift that Pat Graham appraised. Charles and Valerie will coordinate their talks.

4:00pm: Conclusion of Program

The Midwest Art History Society (MAHS) will hold its 41st Annual Conference, hosted by the Saint Louis Art Museum, from April 3-5, 2014. Visit for more information.

Suggested Accommodations:
Chase Park Plaza, 212 N. Kings Highway Blvd St. Louis, MO 63108; (314-633-3000), located about a mile from the Saint Louis Art Museum in the dynamic and celebrated Central West End neighborhood. The hotel is a combination of two buildings housing a condominium tower, hotel, cinema, and several restaurants and bars, all constructed between 1920 and 1930. For those checking in on April 1st, rooms are $175-$270/ night plus tax. Beginning on April 2nd, Chase Park Plaza is holding 50 rooms for the MAHS annual conference  at a rate of $140 per night plus tax. Guests have until March 11th to book rooms at the reduced rate before the rooms will be made available to others and the conference rate will no longer apply. Call 877.587.2427 for reservations (and mention the Midwest Art History Society conference if making reservations for the nights of April 2nd through April 10th). 

*During registration you will be asked to please indicate if you are driving (and if so, the number of passengers you are able to take to the Wash U. campus) or if you will need transportation (from the Saint Louis Art Museum to the Wash U. Campus)



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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