Bare Walls: An Intro to Art Collecting

Public Programs

Rebecca Ibel by Scott Cunningham

Bare Walls: An Intro to Art Collecting

Hosted by Catharina Manchanda and Christopher Bedford

GenWex Presents

Programs developed by and for the Wexner Center's young patrons' group.

Thu, May 7, 2009 6 PM

Despite what you may read, most collectors of art are not Sotheby's-shopping blue bloods. But when do a few pieces you like turn into a collection? Should you buy with your heart or your head? Whose opinion matters? (Hint: yours.)

Join Wexner Center Senior Curator of Exhibitions Catharina Manchanda and Curator of Exhibitions Christopher Bedford along with local gallerist Rebecca Ibel, collector and Ohio Art League President Haley Boehning, and ChopChop Gallery's Craig Dransfield for a lively discussion on how to start down the lifelong path of art collecting and appreciation. Bare Walls starts with a reception and cash bar at 6 PM. The discussion and Q & A begin at about 6:45 PM, and there will be plenty of time for mingling with our hosts to conclude the evening. You might even want to come early and visit the galleries to whet your appetite for the program that follows.

Also, two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin (and Alumni Association President/CEO) will be on hand to start the festivities and mingle with guests this evening.

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Cosponsored by The Ohio State University Alumni Association.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)