West Harlem Art Fund - Jan 22 2023



Panel Discussion:

New Narratives in Museum Collections

Barbara Earl Thomas, Color Wheel, 2020
Cut paper and hand-printed color, 26 × 40 ins
Seattle Art Museum Collection
Purchased with funds from the Seattle Art Museum Supporters, 2021
Image courtesy of the artist, copyright Barbara Earl Thomas

Sunday, January 22, 1:00 pm

The American Academy of Arts and Letters
633 West 155th Street, New York, NY 10032


A museum's life is renewed through the exchange of fresh perspectives from cultures and traditions around the world. Diversity can be achieved through museum staff who are capable of communicating these stories to a broad audience. More than ever before, museums across the country are purchasing works by artists from diverse geographies and backgrounds.

In contrast to museums, art dealers are often able to take risks. This can lead to the discovery of hidden treasures or new talent. There are many relationships that dealers use to achieve the goal of encouraging  museums and collectors to buy works that are not commonly seen by the public.

Join us for a conversation led by Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director, West Harlem Art Fund.


This event is organized in partnership with the West Harlem Art Fund and the American Academy of Arts and Letters