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Director's Lecture Series—Museums and Markets in the Age of ""

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 7–8:30 pm

Dr. Janne Sirén

(Complete series: Tuesdays, September 10, 2013; October 1, 2013; November 5, 2013; February 11, 2014; March 11, 2014; and April 8, 2014, 7–8:30 pm)

7–8 pm, Lecture by Dr. Janne Sirén
8–8:30 pm, Conversation with Dr. Sirén and Participants 

Series Price:
$375 for Members
$500 for non-members
$200 for students (with valid student ID)
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The advent of the Internet and the rise of the global art market, along with dozens of art fairs and biennials, have radically changed the ecosystems in which art museums operate. The final lecture in this series explores the possibilities and challenges that the digital age poses and presents to art museums that often have long historical legacies and are steeped in their indigenous communal and institutional histories. Questions explored include how virtual realities impact the aura of artworks and art spaces, how the local becomes global, and what is the purpose of the art museum in the early twenty-first century. This lecture will also examine contemporary trends in the art world and their impact on curatorial practices and museums.

About the Director's Lecture Series

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is pleased to introduce an exciting new Director’s Lecture Series entitled All About Museums: A Brief History from Renaissance Cabinets of Curiosity to Contemporary Hubs of Creativity, 1400–Present. This series of six lectures will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the history of museums and their development from the Renaissance to the present. The series, designed and presented by Albright-Knox Art Gallery Director Dr. Janne Sirén, will simultaneously survey key moments of innovation and transformation in European and American history of the past six hundred years. Learn More