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Christie’s Education Announces Its 2019 Symposium, “Women Art Dealers (1940–1990)”

The Symposium analyzes the central role played by women art dealers in the creation and development of the art market, and will take place from May 17-18.

Christie’s Education, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. 2018.© Astrid Dill

Christie’s Education is pleased to announce their 2019 symposium entitled: “Women Art Dealers (1940–1990)“. This two-day event analyzes the central role played by women art dealers in the creation and development of the art market between the 1940s and the 1980s. It examines the work of those women who promoted art between different countries and continents, thus developing an international market that anticipated the current global model.

Véronique Chagnon-Burke, Academic Director, Christie’s Education, New York said “Women art dealers have played a central role in the development of modern art. After World War II an increasing number of women in Europe and the USA risked supporting art that few other art dealers would have taken a chance on. One of the aims of our symposium is to bring to light the careers of such women.”

The program is divided into three sessions: the promotion of modern art by women gallerists after World War II, women art dealers’ contribution to the birth of new markets, and the gradual establishment of a women art dealers’ global network which supplanted the male-dominated market’s geography.

The symposium will take placeMay 17–18, 2019 at Christie’s Education, New York (1230 Avenue of the Americas, 20th floor, New York, NY 10020). Tickets for the event are available for $180.

For more information and to register for the symposium, visit christies.edu/women-art-dealers-1940-1990.