If you love art and are looking to pick up a new hobby, art collecting might just be your jam. Fellowship.art and gener8tor are here to help you get started with their new virtual Art Collector Education Series, starting Nov. 18 at noon.
The series is for both new and aspiring art collectors or experienced art collectors who want to develop their strategies in art collecting more. It seeks to explain the art collecting process, cultivate new art collectors and educate about a broad variety of related topics, including buying art as an investment, approaching the art market and supporting social justice and equity in art collecting.
“As someone who has worked at various art galleries in New York and Milwaukee, I understand that the art buying process can be intimidating for mew art collectors,” Maureen Ragalie, Director of Fellowship.art, explained to Milwaukee Magazine. “I hate to see people who are interested in buying art walk away from the art buying experience feeling frustrated. Instead I want to create a space for new art collectors to feel comfortable learning about art and to help them with the first steps of building an art collection.
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The webinars will each be led by a speaker that explains different aspects of the art market or collection strategies. Speakers will include art advisors, gallerist and curators from Milwaukee, Chicago, LA and New York, according to Ragalie.
Beyond the speakers, participants will be able to learn more about specific artists and begin collecting their work in artist and gallery talks, including local artists Tyanna Buie (Milwaukee and Detroit) and Dakota Mace(Madison). Ragalie shared that a highlight of the series will be a virtual exhibition tour of an exhibition at the Green Gallery that features works by primarily queer artists of colors, curated by artist LaNia Sproles.
The first two sessions of the series, Intro to Art Collecting, are Nov. 18 at noon and Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. The second session, Art Collecting and Social Activism is on Nov. 30 at 5 p.m., and the final session, The Secondary Art Market is on Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. To register for these free virtual webinars, visit fellowship.art’s website.