Wednesday, August 24, 2011

LLNE Fall Meeting

The website for the LLNE Fall 2011 Meeting, Art Law: Framing the Issues is here.

We are fortunate to be able to hold the meeting at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in the Berkshires. "The Clark's mission and its geographical location define three essential, interrelated aspects of its character and identity: the quality of its art, the beauty of its pastoral setting and the depth of its commitment to the generation of ideas." With this program, we hope to contribute to the generation of ideas.

We are also fortunate in having terrific speakers for the program. Ralph Lerner and Judith Bresler are among the most knowledgeable people in the field of art law. Their book, Art Law: the Guide for Collectors, Investors, Dealers and Artists, is a standard reference for the art community. Filippa Anzalone, one of our own, is an enthusiastic lecturer on the subject of art law. Anthony Amore, as Security Director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, is leading the search for the Gardner's stolen art. He lectures widely on art crime, and has just come out with a very interesting new book on the subject. For more information about our speakers, see our Speakers Biographies. The Bibliography, culled from the work of our speakers, will give you a taste of what is to come.

Part of your registration fee includes an all-day pass to view the galleries. Time is set aside for this in the Schedule.

Directions and Accommodations in and around Williamstown are available. If you are interested in sharing a ride, we will have a wiki created for that purpose. For area restaurants and an extensive list of things to do, see our Area Attractions page. Bring the family or friends, and enjoy the fall foliage season in the Berkshires.

Our Social Responsibility project will benefit the Clark's Education Department's special Family Days. We are asking for specific art supplies or a donation in support of programs which take place three times a year as celebrations of special exhibitions or the permanent collection. The Clark also runs the Responding to Art Involves Self Expression (RAISE) program in collaboration with the Berkshire County Juvenile Court (BCJC).

Once again, our Sponsors are generously supporting our professional development. Please visit the vendor displays at the meeting.

Help us to frame the issues, and register here for the program.

Barbara Schneider and Gary Smith
For the LLNE Fall 2011 Program Committee