Join Sofia Vollmer Maduro, The Four Arts’ director of education, in conversation with world renowned collectors who share their tales and provide captivating insights into what drives them to collect. Beyond individual tastes and interests, how do you build a collection? How does a collection evolve and endure?
BETH RUDIN DE WOODY
The Inveterate Collector
Friday, December 20, 2019 at 2 p.m.
Beth Rudin de Woody started collecting as a teenager and has amassed a vast trove of contemporary art that is eye-catching, playful, and often provocative. What moves her? How has her collecting morphed over time, and particularly since opening the Bunker Artspace? An American art patron, collector, curator, and philanthropist, de Woody serves as President of the Rudin Family Foundation and sits on the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Photography Steering Committee at the Norton Museum of Art.
Fabulous Fakes: A Passion for Vintage Costume Jewelry
Friday, January 3, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Book signing to follow
Carole Tanenbaum will share her passion and expertise, showing images of some of the dazzling pieces in her vintage costume jewelry collection. From the Victorian era, to the sophisticated geometrics of Art Deco, through to the showstopping glamour of Hollywood, it is hard to resist the allure of these fabulous fakes! Mrs. Tanenbaum has collected more than 8,000 pieces, and her jewelry has been showcased around the world, including in films such as The Devil Wears Prada and in fashion layouts for Vogue and Elle.
Collecting Latin American Art
Friday, February 7, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Estrellita Brodsky’s love of Latin American art comes from her heritage — parents who hail from Venezuela and Uruguay — and her education – she has a Ph.D. in art history from New York University. Dr. Brodsky has endowed curatorial positions in Latin American art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, and MoMA, and serves as a member of the Metropolitan Museum’s Latin American Art Initiative, MoMA’s Latin American and Caribbean Fund, and the Tate Americas Foundation board of trustees.
A Conviction of Faith or the Wisdom of Vision?
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Join Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson, Jr., philanthropist, collector, and visionary museum founder of The Wolfsonian, for a lively conversation on the premise of collecting. Is it an exercise of a rational mind’s conviction or a reliance on imagination and inventiveness? An International Relations degree, diplomatic posts and extensive travel allowed Wolfson to begin amassing an unparalleled collection, reaching more than 180,000 objects. The Wolfsonian in Miami Beach includes fine art, decorative art, photography, posters, industrial design, architectural archives, rare books, periodicals, and ephemera.
MILAN HUGHSTON, MATTHEW AND ADRIENNE RAPTIS, AND SCOTT CLEMONS
On Collecting Rare Books
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Enjoy a panel discussion with four preeminent rare book enthusiasts. Milan Hughston is the former Chief of Library and Museum Archives at The Museum of Modern Art. Matthew and Adrienne Raptis are the founders of Palm Beach’s Raptis Rare Books, an antiquarian book store that specializes in fine first editions, and landmark books in all fields. Scott Clemons is a Floridian by birth, a classicist by training, and a past president of the Grolier Club, whose personal collection now numbers over 1,000 volumes.
$100 for the 5-part series or $25 per lecture
Tickets to a single session are available. Please call (561) 805-8562.
Members – Wednesday, September 18
Public – Wednesday, October 2
Due to limited space, reservations are required for every program.
Please note, all sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.