Contemporary Crossroads | Art Basel Miami

Contemporary Crossroads
Art Basel Miami
December 4, 2015
Ritz Carlton, South Beach Miami

The Yale Alumni Art League hosted its 3rd symposium! Yale alumni and friends spent the day with world class alumni and specialists in the Arts to get an in-depth look into the contemporary arts scene during the internationally acclaimed Art Basel Miami. The symposium programming spoke to the seasoned collector, avid art enthusiast, practitioner, and those just beginning their artistic journey. Program highlights and speakers included:

Global Contemporary Art: A Black Atlantic Journey

Lecture by Kobena Mercer, Professor, History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University

Luncheon: Art and Identity: Curating Latin America at the Museum, Auction, Fair

Presented by Cristina Cruz Gonzalez, Associate Professor of Art History, Oklahoma State University

Panel: The Art of Collecting

Experts discussed current art market trends and insights to begin and expand personal and private art collections. Featuring:

Cristopher Canizares, Senior Director, Hauser & Wirth
Marcela Florido, Artist
Bernard Lumpkin, Collector
Margot McMahon, Sculptor
Saara Pritchard, Vice President & Specialist, Head of the Contemporary Art Day Sales (New York), Christie’s

In Conversation with Titus Kaphar

A leading figure in the contemporary art scene who “interact[s] with the history of art by appropriating its styles and mediums,” Mr. Kaphar discussed his work and shared insights behind his process. Interviewed by Paula Tin Nyo Executive Director and Founder of Yone Arts International Foundation.

Networking Reception