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Forming Collections in the Age of Conspicuous Acquisition: Lecture by David Houston

Director of the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University (and recently director of curatorial at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art), David Houston will discuss collecting as an enduring human trait that has experienced many transformations over time, and continues to motivate today’s art world. He will focus on the world of art and art collecting of the past 20 years, which has witnessed an accelerating shift from art as a public trust to art as a private commodity. Houston will address how the extremities of this trend may alter the fundamental, intangible values of art.

Reception to follow in Scales Lobby. This event coincides with the Hanes Gallery exhibition Painting ≠ Photography: New Acquisitions and Selections / Student Union Art Collection

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 4:00pm

Scales Fine Arts Center, 102
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Visual Art, Arts & Entertainment, Lectures, Speakers, Special Events


Art, Academics, Hanes Art Gallery, Administrative

Target Audience

Faculty, General Public, Students

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Marcus Keely

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