“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
panel of the day will be focused on “Museums and Collectors,” with curators, private collectors and artists debating and discussing the impact and influence that museums and collectors have in establishing an artist’s career and his/her market. Panelists are: Gilberto Cárdenas, Ph.D., Julián Samora Chair in Latino Studies, Assistant Provost and Director, Institute for Latino Studies, Notre Dame, IN – “Collecting Chicano and Latino Art;” Mercedes Trelles Hernández, Ph.D., Professor, Universidad de Puerto Rico; former curator at Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan – “The Development of the Collection of Contemporary Puerto Rican Art at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico;” Cheech Marin, Collector, CA – “Collecting Chicano Art;” and Julio Valdez, Dominican artist, NY – “From the Artist’s Perspective.” Panel moderator will be Deborah Cullen, Ph.D., Curator, El Museo del Barrio, NY; former Curator, Bob Blackburn Studio. Jane H. Willis, AAA, Immediate Past President, Appraisers Association of America, NY, will follow with a second presentation on “Appraisal Methodology.”
The afternoon will begin with a panel focused on “The Art of the Silkscreen Poster,” which will feature a case study presented by specialists in the history of the Puerto Rican, Cuban and Chicano hand silk-screened poster discussing the challenges in establishing a fair market value in this popular and widely collected genre. Panelists are Yasmin Ramirez, Ph.D., Independent Art Historian, Consultant, El Museo del Barrio, NY - “The Development of the Puerto Rican Silkscreen Poster;” Alex J. Rosenberg, Sc.D., AAA, ASA, American Friends of the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba - “Cuban Revolutionary Posters Since 1959;” and Victor Sorell, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Science; Professor of Art History, Chicago State University, IL – “The Art of the Chicano Poster.” Panel moderator will be Mario César Romero, Independent Art Historian; former Curator, Branson Collection, NY.
Following a short break, the program will continue with “The Passion for Collecting.” Whether collecting for an institution or collecting for themselves, our collector panelists display an unparalleled passion for fine art, ephemera, and photography. Their discussion will provide a preview for a proposed follow-up symposium on collectibles, photography, folk art and more. Panelists are Roberto Trujillo, Ph.D., Department Head, Special Collections, Stanford University, CA – “Collecting Artists’ Books and Personal Archives;” Andrew Connors, Ph.D., Senior Curator, National Hispanic Cultural Center, New Mexico – “Graffiti Art: Nuyorican and Chicano;” Angel Franco, Photographer, The New York Times, NY – “Collecting Photographs;” and Jose Rafael Mendez, NY - “Collecting Ephemera from Cuba and Puerto Rico: Postcards, Stamps, and Posters.” Panel moderator will be Helaine W. Fendelman, AAA, Past President, Appraisers Association of America, NY. The symposium will end with Ms. Fendelman providing closing remarks on “Where Do We Go from Here: A Case Study.”
The symposium will take place at Hunter College, School of Social Work, 129 East 79th Street, between Park and Lexington, in New York City. Tickets and information available from: Mario Cesar Romero, Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021, Tel: 212.772.5692. Tickets