Past Program Highlights

ArtTable's diverse array of programming is an essential benefit to our membership. ArtTable hosts over 150 programs a year in our chapters across the country, including: special access to VIP exhibitions, previews, art fairs and collections; exclusive networking opportunities with colleagues and leaders in the field; panel discussions and topic dinners on pressing issues in the artworld; and professional development workshops. 

Special Access
ArtTable provides special access to behind-the-scenes and exclusive art world experiences, such as curator-led exhibition tours, artist studio visits, VIP access to art fairs, and private visits to collector's homes. 

Private Tour of Kara Walker's "A Subtlety" at the Domino Sugar Factory, New York
ArtTable members enjoyed a private tour of Creative Time's blockbuster exhibition in the abandoned Domino Sugar Factory with Deputy Director Katie Hollander.  Members were able to experience Walker's first large scale public project while the space was closed to the public.

Private Collection Visit, Southern California
Southern California ArtTable members visited one of the most pre-eminent contemporary collections in Southern California and beyond, featuring works by Chris Burden, Sterling Ruby, Kiki Smith, and Rashid Johnson, among others. The home features the first James Turrell sky space in a private residence in Los Angeles. 


Tour and Reception with Amy Sadao, Philadelphia
Philadelpia members met with Amy Sadao, the Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, and ArtTable's 2014 New Leadership Awardee, for a tour at the PMA and a reception to celebrate her award.

ArtTable At the Armory Show | Members' Networking Brunch and Special Exhibition Tour 
ArtTable member and Managing Director, The Armory Show - Modern, Deborah Harris, greeted ArtTable members from across the country for a private VIP brunch while the fair was closed to the public. Members then enjoyed a private tour of Venus Drawn Out: 20th Century Drawings by Great Women Artists, curated by ArtTable member Susan Harris.
Panel Discussions
Panel discussions, topic dinners, and artist talks allow members to learn about and discuss timely issues facing professionals in the artworld.

artnet Artist Breakfasts, New York
This series of monthly breakfasts featuring prominent female artists of our time in discussion with curators, academics, and critics have been a signature ArtTable program since 2003. The program is currently hosted with artnet in their offices in the historic Woolworth Building.  Breakfasts have featured Laurie Simmons (pictured below), Wangechi Mutu, Jenny Holzer, Ellen Gallagher, Dorothea Rockburne, Ghada Amer, and Alice Aycock, among others. 


Appraisals: Determining Values in Today's Complex Marketplace, Northern California
Hosted at the San Francisco Art Institute, this timely panel addressed the increasingly complex and essential world of fine art valuation and appraisal. Four expert panelists discussed how the landscape of appraising today is impacting collectors, museums, artists and auction houses, including topics such as estimates, estate planning, artists estates, taxes, IRS audits, and conflicts of interest. The panel was followed by a private dinner at the San Francisco Art Institute.  

Beyond Monuments Men: Looting, Misappropriation and Recovery of Fine Art, Washington, D.C.
In light of ongoing conflicts and natural disasters in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Egypt, Ukraine, and Haiti, as well as renewed public interest due to the film "Monuments Men", this panel discussion brought together experts from the FBI's Art Theft Program, Attorneys, and Cultural Heritage Preservation Officers to discuss issues at the forefront of fine art recovery today. Co-hosted by the Hospitality and Information Service, THIS for Diplomats, this important panel was hosted at the National Museum of Women In the Arts. 

The Digitization of the Artworld: Curating Digital and New Media Art, New York
This focused workshop, part of a  year-long series exploring the digitization of the art world, featured Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media, Whitney Museum of American Art, discussing the early hurdles, turning points, and future prospects for curating digital media in institutions. 

From casual breakfasts to intimate dinners in members' homes, ArtTable's regular networking programs allow members to meet and cultivate lasting relationships with fellow professional women in the artworld. 

ArtTable at AAM in Seattle | Private Collection Tour + Networking Dinner, Northwest
ArtTable members from around the country gathered during AAM in Seattle to attend a private collection tour of one of the most extensive private collections of modern and contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest, featuring works by Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Poke, and Kiki Smith, among others. Afterwards, members enjoyed a networking dinner at Aragona, where the head chef spoke with members about her unique approach to cooking.

Annual Meeting and Private Exhibition Viewing, Florida
Members from around the Miami area gathered at the Aluna Art Foundation to view "Women at the Edge of an Island / Mujeres al Borde de una Isola", and to discuss the future of the Florida chapter. Led by Florida Chair Alette Simmons-Jimenez, the twenty members present formed an executive committee, discussed membership and recruitment, and planned an array of programs for the summer and fall. 
Networking at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Northern California
Guest speaker and Museum Management Consultant Georgianna Lagoria de la Torre guided ArtTable members through networking best practices and tips, at this first of two networking events hosted by the Northern California chapter. Afterwards, members mingled and practiced their pitches while getting to know fellow members. 

Monthly Networking Breakfast, Washington, D.C.
Each month, ArtTable members in the Washington, D.C. chapter gather for an informal dutch-treat breakfast to catch up with fellow members, discuss upcoming projects and exhibitions, and meet new members. 


Professional Development
In an ever-changing professional landscape, these programs provide members with continuing professional development in areas of business, finances, management, and leadership.  

LinkedIn Workshop, New York
This workshop, led by ArtTable member Brynna Tucker, Associate Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Pratt Institute, covered the basic strategies for setting up a profile, navigating the site, and utilizing its many updated features. The workshop also covered how LinkedIn differs from other social networking sites and how it ties into an overall networking strategy. 

Understanding Your Intern: Matching Both Your Needs, New York
Featuring an attorney and representatives from several prominent arts internship programs across New York, this panel discussion addressed how to hire, manage, and mentor interns, as well as the legal issues surrounding hiring and compensation. 

Marking and Mapping Your Career Pathways Workshop, Washington, D.C.
Led by ArtTable member and Arts Educator Dr. Renee Sandell, this hands on workshop used visual journaling to explore personal and professional histories, current lives and future professional directions.