Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington

Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington


A series of seminars sponsored by the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington and the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

On Collecting Fine Art will coincide with the Katzen Arts Center exhibition “Washington Art Matters,” on view June 15th to August 11th 2013.

This series of panel discussions is designed to encourage collecting fine art with advise from established Washington area gallery directors, who will share their knowledge and expertise. Topics covered in the various panels will include how to get started, how to educate your eye, how to develop a collection, how to understand descriptions of various processes and techniques, and how to maintain best practices for archival preservation of an art collection. The target audience for these seminars will be young professionals and novice collectors.

Each panel will feature presentations by gallery directors, who are members of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington [ADAGW]. ADAGW galleries represent a broad spectrum of fine art, from established masters to contemporary art, in all media, by artists known locally, nationally and internationally. These art experts will share their knowledge and offer guidelines “On Collecting Fine Art.”

June 27 ~ Collecting Works on Paper: Prints and Drawings

July 18 ~ Collecting Photographs: Vintage and Contemporary Photography

July 25 ~ Collecting Sculpture, Glass & 3-dimensional Art

August 8 ~ Collecting Contemporary Paintings: Washington area and national artists

Panel Moderator: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum

The seminars are scheduled for Thursday evenings starting at 6:30pm, Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

ON COLLECTING FINE ART is free and open to the public.

Reservations Suggested. Call 202-986-0105 for reservations or more information.


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