“Assessment and Valuation of Puerto Rican, Chicano, Latino and Hispanic-Caribbean Art” (New York City) – On May 20 and 21, 2005, the Appraisers Association of America in collaboration with the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College and the Inter-University Program for Latino Re
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - A series of five panel discussions will provide an historical background, a survey of the existing market for the work, the impact museums and private collectors have on the market, and how one goes about appraising art which, for example, may have no previous sale record at all. There is tremendous interest in this subject, and yet it has not been thoroughly addressed until now. The symposium will also include an introduction to appraisal theory and methodology.
The two-day symposium will take place at Hunter College, at the School for Social Work on East 79th Street. The program will begin on Friday afternoon, May 20, 2005, with a welcome from David A. Gallager, AAA, President, Appraisers Association of America; Jennifer Raab, President, Hunter College; and Pedro Pedraza, Exchange Programs Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College. Keynote Speaker Susana Torruella Leval, Director Emeritus, El Museo del Barrio, NY, will open the symposium with a talk on “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same.” Ms. Leval’s address will be followed immediately by the first panel focused on “Historical Roots,” with art historians from around the country providing a brief history contextualizing the art of the region in preparation for examining valuation issues. Panelists are Taína Caragol, Project Director, Survey of Archives of Latino Art, MoMA -- “Puerto Rican and Nuyorican Art;” Edward J. Sullivan, Ph.D., Professor of Fine Arts, Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, NY -- “Cuban/Latino Art in the US;” Chon A. Noriega, Ph.D., Professor, Critical Studies and Director, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, CA -- “Chicano Art;” and Shifra Goldman, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, UCLA, CA -- “Dominican Contemporary Art.” The panel will be moderated by Gilberto Cárdenas, Ph.D., Julián Samora Chair in Latino Studies, Assistant Provost and Director, Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame, IN. A second panel discussion will follow focused on “The Market Place,” with art experts discussing their experiences with how Latino/Latina art, although considered to be outside the mainstream in the past, is now coming into its own, and entering into the marketplace. Panelists are Mary-Anne Martin, President, Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art, NY; Founder, Latin American Department, Sotheby’s, NY – “Creating a Market for Latino Artists in the US;” Taína Caragol, Project Director, Survey of Archives of Latino Art, MoMA – “The Archives of Latino Art at MoMA;” and Gary D. Keller, Ph.D., Regents’ Professor, Arizona State University, AZ – “Creating a Market;” Panel moderator is Carmen Melián, VP, Director of Latin American Art, Sotheby’s, NY. The day will conclude with a presentation by Appraisers Association of America Immediate Past President Jane H. Willis, AAA, speaking on “An Introduction to Appraising.” A reception will follow.
On Saturday morning, May 21, attendees will be welcomed by Anthony de Jesus, Ph.D., Interim Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College. Keynote Speaker Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, Ph.D., Associate Director for Creativity & Culture, Rockefeller Foundation, NY, will open the day with “The Movimiento/The Millennium: The Re-Generation of Chican@ Art.”