SéminArts, an educational program that consists of five gatherings offered to contemporary art lovers who aspire to become a collector.
Through meetings with the various key players in the art world, the program aims to develop the basic skills required to set up a collection.
It is held at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, with the assistance of the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation.
In an atmosphere conducive to discussion and exchanges of ideas, each of the five sessions will allow participants to explore the world of the art collector by meeting artists, art experts, private collectors, corporate collectors, dealers, exhibition curators and museum curators.
The following questions are broached:
- What is contemporary art?
- How do artists respond to the demands of collectors? Gallery owners?
- What is the nature of the relationship between gallery owners, collectors and artists?
- How and why does a corporation collect contemporary artworks?
- How and why does one become a contemporary art collector?
Sign up for SéminArts and:
- discover the various facets of setting up a collection
- meet business people who share your passion for art
- support contemporary artists while receiving tax benefits
- surround yourself with works that give you pleasure
To take part in SéminArts you must:
- be available on five Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
- pay a registration fee of $200
More than 200 people have taken part in the SéminArts program and discovered such exceptional collections as that of the National Bank curated by Jo-Ann Kane, the François Rochon collection in the offices of Giverny Capital, and the Fasken Martineau collection in the company of partner Maurice Forget.