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November 2022

The International Auction Market for Art Samantha Koslow, Christie’s

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Auction houses make up an important part of the art market, helping to determine the ever changing value of art by directly confronting buyers in a public bidding exercise. Auction houses come in all shapes and sizes, and several are prominent across the globe. In this lecture, Samantha Koslow, Director of Business Development and Head of Museum Services at Christie’s in New York, will describe the way an auction house works – how they staff and how they bring together both sellers and buyers in an open forum as well as the way they have adapted to the digital world.

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Music in the Galleries | An Eastern Mediterranean Musical Mosaic

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Established in 1994, under the direction of Professor Anne Rasmussen, the Middle Eastern Music Ensemble welcomes students, faculty, and community musicians. It explores the styles and repertoires of Arab, Turkish, Persian, Armenian, and Greek musical traditions. The group has presented numerous concerts featuring guest artists from a variety of Arab and Middle Eastern music traditions and has concertized in the mid-Atlantic region, and internationally in Morocco and Oman. We are pleased to welcome them back to the Muscarelle. Limited seating. We

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Special Members Lecture | The Artist in the Renaissance: The Dance with Patrons

November 19 @ 2:00 pm
Virtual VA United States

For centuries, artists have made their way through the art market and navigated fame with the help of important patrons. Sometimes patrons have been in the form of institutions, and other times patrons have been individuals or families strongly interested in the work of a particular artist or artistic movement. Noted art historian Elaine Ruffolo will join us from Florence, Italy for this special, virtual lecture that maps the dependency that existed between artists and patrons during the Italian Renaissance. The investigation will include the training and production practices that helped to ensure the flow of art from workshop to…

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December 2022

The Tiny Art Museum

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10 – $15

You are one of the most sought-after global artists, and your name is as well-known as spaghetti. As we imagine the new Muscarelle Museum of Art, participants will create a miniature gallery and fill it with their own masterpieces. You will be encouraged to sculpt, draw, and paint your gallery space as the class creates the first show for the new museum! Youth Workshop (Ages 7-14) All Materials will be provided. $10 - $15 Reserve

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Muscarelle Reads | The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty

December 8 @ 6:00 pm
Virtual VA United States + Google Map

Please join us for a virtual book club on The Value of Art: Money, Power, Beauty by Michael Findlay. David Brashear, Muscarelle Director, and Gary Ryan, Director & CEO of the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art will dicuss our featured book. Recently updated, the book offers a lively and authoritative look at the financial and emotional value of art throughout history. The author draws on a half-century in the business and a passion for great art to question and redefine what we mean by value,” addressing developments in this conversation since the book was first published in 2012: the rise…

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