First-Ever Study on Aging Visual Artists in NYC to be Announced at Sotheby's - December 3, 2007 On December 3, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York will be hosting a convening at Sotheby’s at which the findings of the first-ever study on Aging Visual Artists will be announced.
both for seniors and for younger artists who help to create the intellectual and creative capital of NYC, and valuing the creative contribution of older artists to the human community. The Research Center for Arts and Culture at Teachers College, working across disciplines with Columbia’s Business and Law Schools, has been documenting the needs and conditions of artists since its founding in 1985. Dr. Butler will bring greetings and project director Professor Joan Jeffri will present the findings of the study.
Advisory board members for this study include: Theodore S. Berger (Project Director, Urban Arts Initiative, NYC; Executive Director, New York Creates); Robert N. Butler, M.D. (President and CEO, International Longevity Center); Charles C. Bergman (Chairman & CEO, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation); Kinshasha Holman Conwill (Deputy Director, National Museum of African American History & Culture at the Smithsonian Institution); Carmen de Lavallade (Actress, Dancer); and Douglas Heckathorn, Ph.D. (Special Consultant, Department of Sociology, Cornell University).
The full report will be available online on December 3 at: http://www.tc.edu/rcac