CHICAGO | An Evening with Mariane Ibrahim and Monique Meloche

Left: Florine Demosthene. Before the Conflict, 2019. Mariane Ibrahim Gallery. Right: Brendan Fernandes, Kinbaku III, 2019, cast bronze, leather, walnut, and steel, 61 x 22 x 25 inches.

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Join ArtTable members and friends for an evening in West Town for private tours of Mariane Ibrahim and Monique Meloche Gallery.

The evening begins with a reception at Mariane Ibrahim where guests will have a chance to hear Mariane Ibrahim discuss Florine Démosthène’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, “Between Possibility and Actuality,” and introduce us to her newly opened space in Chicago. Guests are then invited to join us for a short walk to the Monique Meloche Gallery to see Brendan Fernandes’ “Restrain”, speak with Monique and enjoy some chocolate and bubbles.

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Thank you Sarah Milestone, Monique Meloche, and Mariane Ibrahim. 



NY | ArtTable NY Holiday Party at Poster House!

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Celebrate the holidays with ArtTable New York at The Poster House! 

Welcome new ArtTable Members!

Support our chapter’s programs!

Enjoy festive food, drinks, and a photo booth!

Congratulate Denise Murrell, ArtTable’s NY Chapter Leadership Awardee!

Win amazing prizes in the silent auction!

This year’s exhibition will take place at the Poster House, the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters. On view during this celebration will be America Got Grabbed: 20/20 Insight: Posters from the 2017 Women’s March, as well as, Baptized By Beefcake: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana.

ArtTable New York Chapter Leadership Award

Denise Murrell. John Pinderhughes/Columbia University

This year ArtTable awards Denise Murrell with the New York Chapter Leadership Award. This award celebrates ArtTable members who are exceptional professionals, with the intention of recognizing their outstanding performance and contribution to the field. We look forward to presenting this award at this year’s New York Holiday Party at Poster House

ArtTable’s New York Programs Committee is thrilled to announce Denise Murrell as the recipient of this year’s New York Chapter Leadership Award. Murrell’s dissertation and subsequent curatorial direction of Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today that began at The Wallach (with a sold-out 40 + ArtTable member tour), before traveling to the Musee D’Orsay, Paris, this Spring, received an overwhelming amount of praise for its situation of black female subjects as central to the development of modernity.

Celebrated as “A sweeping re-examination of the history of modern art at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.” –Alison Stewart, WNYC, and, “-a historically significant and aesthetically illuminating show that centers on the black female form as she appears and reappears in the work, lives, and imaginations of a number of painters, photographers, and filmmakers.”–Hilton Als, The New YorkerPosing Modernity has altered the way that many of our members, and the art world at large, interpret the key players in art history.

Last week Denise Murrell was named associate curator for 19th- and 20th-century art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, a newly created position that will involve her working closely with both the museum’s modern and contemporary department and its European painting department. She will begin this role in January.

Poster House is the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters.

Through exhibitions, events, and publications, Poster House presents a global view of posters from their earliest appearance in the late 1800s, to their present-day use. Poster House takes its mission from the medium, aiming to engage and educate all audiences as we investigate this large format graphic design and its public impact.

Posters explore:

  • mass communication and persuasion
  • the intersection of art and commerce
  • control of the public domain

For a poster to succeed, it must communicate. By combining the power of images and words, posters speak to audiences quickly and persuasively. Blending design, advertising, and art, posters clearly reflect the place and time in which they were made. Through them, Poster House explores everything from avant-garde design, to changing societal norms, and all the fads and fashions over the last 160 years.

Poster House was founded in 2015 with an eye towards filling a long-acknowledged gap in the New York cultural landscape. While there are several poster museums around the world, New York, with its long relationship with advertising and design, did not have such a dedicated public institution. After several years of planning and construction, Poster House opened its doors on June 20, 2019.

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Thank you to Judith Richards, Louky Keijsers Koning, Linda Fischbach, and the Holiday Party Committee, as well as Julia Knight, Director Poster House.

DC | Holiday Celebration at the Middle East Institute’s Arts & Culture Center!

Image: Artwork by Walid Siti, from Speaking Across Mountains: Art of the Kurdish Diaspora

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Celebrate the holidays with ArtTable DC at the Middle East Institute’s new Arts & Culture Center!

Welcome new ArtTable Members!

Support our chapter’s programs!

Enjoy festive food & drinks!

Join ArtTable DC chapter to celebrate the holidays with a festive reception at the Middle East Institute’s new Arts & Culture Center, with a special tour of “Speaking Across Mountains: Art of the Kurdish Diaspora” curated by Heba ElKayal.

Family and prospective members are welcome.

“Speaking Across Mountains: Kurdish Artists in Dialogue” features nine contemporary artists from Iraq, Syria, and Turkey whose work offers audiences a rare opportunity to connect with Kurdish voices and experiences beyond the headlines. Through painting, video, photography, and installation, the artists reflect on themes that have long shaped the Kurdish experience, such as displacement, exile, memory, and gender, while giving voice to the resilience of Kurdish communities in the face of decades of persecution. Featured artists include Sherko Abbas, Serwan Baran, Kani Kamil, Hayv Kahrman and Walid Siti of Iraq; Savas Boyraz, Zehra Dogen and Şener Özmen of Turkey; and Khadija Baker and Bahram Hajou of Syria. The exhibition opens on December 6, 2019 and runs through February 20, 2020.

The Middle East Institute’s (MEI) new Art Gallery is a unique platform in Washington, DC dedicated to exhibiting modern and contemporary art, video and photography from the Middle East and North Africa. Housed in the Middle East Institute’s newly renovated historic headquarters in Dupont Circle, the gallery showcases up to five exhibitions annually featuring established and emerging artists from the region and the diaspora.

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NW | ArtTable Northwest Holiday Party!

Image: Sculpture by Patti Warashina

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The Northwest Chapter of ArtTable and Pottery Northwest invite you to celebrate the holidays with clay!

Mingle with other ArtTable members while shopping local during ClayFest Northwest. ClayFest Northwest is an exhibition of over 40 Northwest artists working in clay – from teapots to abstract sculpture, there’s something for everyone. This festival highlights and celebrates the work that Northwest ceramic artists are making in all its infinite variety. Shop local, shop handmade, and support artists!

We’re actively growing our ArtTable Chapter! Do you know someone who may be interested in joining? Bring them, invite them, send them this invite. Has your membership lapsed? We understand. It happens. We all get busy. Come, connect and celebrate anyway!

We invite you to participate in a “white elephant” gift exchange. Bring an art-themed gift such as an object, book, or handmade item. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.

About Pottery Northwest 50 People / 50 Years

Celebrating those who have made Pottery Northwest the community of clay it is today. Over the years, Pottery Northwest has attracted an impressive pool of noted figures who have influenced the arts culture in Seattle. Today’s community of clay evolved naturally from the students, teachers, residents, and directors who lay claim to Pottery Northwest and made it their own. Board member Anne Foster has launched 50 People\50 Years as a way to celebrate those who have influenced its past and are engaged in forging its future. It’s a pleasure to share these conversations with you, once a week, in celebration of our 50th year.

Cheers! Tara, Kira, and Lorrie- ArtTable Northwest Co-chairs

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Thank you to Tara Wefers, President, Board of Directors, Pottery Northwest, and Marge Levy, Ceramic Artist, and Docent, Seattle Art Museum.

NY | Morning Walk-through of “Paris, Capital of Fashion” with Dr. Valerie Steele

Image: Paris, Capital of Fashion, exhibition view. The Museum at FIT. ©The Museum at FIT

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Start your day/ week with a curator-led walkthrough of Paris, Capital of Fashion with Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT and curator of this exhibition. 

Paris, Capital of Fashion explores how and why Paris became the international capital of fashion. It will feature approximately 75 fashion ensembles, dating from the 18th century to the present, as well as accessories. Curated by Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT, this major exhibition is accompanied by a book and symposium that took place on October 18.

The introductory gallery places Paris within the global fashion system. After the Second World War, Paris was repeatedly challenged by new fashion centers, such as London, Milan, and New York. The first section of the main gallery focuses on the rise of the Paris fashion system in the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The court at Versailles was the official epicenter of fashion, but fashion professionals were based in the city of Paris and foreign visitors were amazed by the Parisian “mania” for fashion. The second section explores the growth of the Paris fashion system with its many métiers de la mode and its increased focus on feminine fashion. Particular attention is paid to the development of the haute couture, which transformed dressmaking from a small-scale artisanal craft into big business and high art. Today, globalization and technology have transformed the world of fashion. Yet Paris remains a unique fashion city.

Please enter the Goodman Center located at the Southwest corner of Seventh Avenue and 27th Street.

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Thank you to Valerie Steele, Elisabeth Rochau- Shalem and Lynn Sallaberry.

SOCAL | Celebrate the Holidays with ArtTable at the Fowler Museum

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Join SoCal ArtTable for a festive evening at our annual holiday celebration, held this year in the lovely inner courtyard of the Fowler Museum at UCLA.  Come socialize and enjoy drinks and nibbles with fellow ArtTable members and their invited guests (prospective members only, please).  2019 has been an exciting time for ArtTable SoCal, a year filled with wonderful programs and growth, and we look forward to celebrating with you!  

During the course of the evening, we will be treated to a private viewing and walkthrough of the beautiful exhibition Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World, the artist’s first mid-career survey. Banerjee’s sumptuous installations and sculptures assembled from myriad found objects, both natural and manmade, together with her exquisite paintings, both fascinate and intrigue while addressing the crucial global geopolitical, environmental and social issues we face today.

Born in Kolkata, India in 1963, Banerjee was raised in the United Kingdom and the United States. After receiving a B.S. degree in polymer engineering and working as a polymer research chemist, she left the profession to pursue an M.F.A. from Yale University. Based in New York City, Banerjee has exhibited internationally, with notable solo exhibitions at the Freer|Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. and the Musée Guimet, Paris. Her works are held in private and public collections worldwide, such as the Whitney Museum of American Art; Brooklyn Museum; Hammer Museum; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi; Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi; and Centre Pompidou.

The exhibition will be open to our guests from 6:00-7:30 pm with a 30-minute walkthrough at 6:30 pm.

Light fare and refreshments will be served.

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Thank you to SoCal Co-chair Susan Power and SoCal members Kris Lewis and Libby O’Kane.

Image: Rina Banerjee (b. 1963), Her captivity was once someone’s treasure and even pleasure but she blew and flew away took root which grew, we knew this was like no other feather, a third kind of bird that perched on vine intertwined was neither native nor her queens daughters, a peculiar other., 2011. Anglo-Indian pedestal 1860, Victorian birdcage, shells, feathers, gourds, grape vines, coral, fractured Charlotte doll heads, steel knitted mesh with glass beads, Kenyan tourist sculptures, apple gourds. 7 x 7 x 6 ft. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Purchased with funds from the Michel Roux Acquisitions Fund, 2016.20. © Rina Banerjee. Image courtesy Rina Banerjee Archives.

NY | Professional Empowerment: Mounting Effective Communications Campaigns

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ArtTable’s professional empowerment series invites experts to share their professional experiences, knowledge and skills. Each session presents an opportunity to engage with and learn more about a topic, issue or skill that directly impacts the professional lives of our members. Past sessions topics have included, Art Market Legal Basics with Katie Wilson-Milne and John Koegel, Public Speaking with Michaela Ablon, Everything You Wanted to Know About Social Media But Were Afraid to Ask with Robin Cembalest and many more!

Session 12: Mounting Effective Communications Campaigns with Juliet Sorce and Barbara Escobar

A strategic communications campaign can convey your vision and mission to key stakeholders – media, collectors, donors, clients, and the public – and have a long-term, lasting impact. In addition to discussing the key elements of an effective campaign, this session will provide an overview of best practices and strategies for leveraging digital, print, and in-person communications platforms and positioning an organization or enterprise to achieve its long-term goals.

Juliet Sorce has 15 years of experience spearheading strategic planning and integrated communications programs for an international roster of clients across the visual arts, architecture, and design. As Executive Vice President at Resnicow and Associates, Juliet works with clients such as The Frick Art Collection, where she directs strategic planning and media relations for the Collection’s enhancement and expansion project; Madison Square Park Conservancy, where she leds communications for the Park’s public art commissioning program and for its presentation at the U.S. Pavilion of the 2019 Venice Biennale; and the Park Avenue Armory, where she leads media relations for all visual arts programs and commissions among others. Prior to joining Resnicow and Associates, Juliet was an editor at Tema Celeste, a bilingual contemporary art magazine based in Milan, and worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in its Education Department. She has a master’s degree in Italian language and culture from Middlebury College in Florence and a bachelor of arts degree in humanities and art history from Yale University.


Barbara Escobar is Vice President at Resnicow and Associates (R+A), where she leads communications campaigns and provides counsel on planning, programming and partnership strategies for leading arts organizations. Her projects have included international campaigns for the opening of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami’s new permanent home in the Miami Design District in 2017; the U.S. Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale, commissioned by the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Rose Art Museum; and national campaigns for the launch of Frieze Los Angeles and the launch of Frieze Sculpture in New York at Rockefeller Center in 2019. Barbara has also led campaigns for organizations including the Art Dealers Association of America and its annual fair The Art Show, the Dallas Museum of Art, The Gordon Parks Foundation, and Sharjah Art Foundation. Prior to joining R+A, Barbara was the publicity and events manager at Aperture Foundation where she spearheaded communications, publicity, and social media for more than 120 publications, exhibitions, and initiatives. She previously worked in a marketing role at Phillips, and has served as adjunct faculty in arts marketing at SUNY Purchase College and as an advisory board member for the Honolulu Biennial. Barbara received a master’s degree in museum studies from Johns Hopkins University and a dual bachelor’s degree in art history and philosophy from Catholic University.

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Many thanks to ArtTable NY’s Professional Empowerment Committee: Sarah McNaughton, Elileen Jeng-Lynch, Jacqueline Towers-Perkins, Louky Keijsers Koning and Katherine Wilson-Milne. 

NY | ArtTable at The Brant Foundation for Third Dimension

Image: Karen Kilimnik. Switzerland, the Pink Panther Sellars & Boris & Natasha & Gelsey Kirkland in Siberia, 1991. Courtesy Karen Kilimnik, 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Spruth Magers, Berlin, London

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Join ArtTable NY for an exclusive after-hours look at the latest exhibition from The Brant Foundation Art and Study Center, Third Dimension: Works from The Brant Foundation.

The Brant Foundation is pleased to present the second exhibition at its New York City space, Third Dimension: Works from The Brant Foundation, featuring over 20 artists integral to its collection. The selected sculptures, installations, and other works oscillating between painting and object represent the multifaceted practices of the artists on view, offering visitors the opportunity to encounter artists who have been collected in depth by Brant Foundation founder Peter M. Brant over the past 50 years. With a focus on sculpture and installation, The Brant Foundation pays tribute to the history of its East Village space, formerly the longtime studio of artist and sculptor Walter De Maria.

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Thank you to Sarah McNaughton and Sabrina Marsalisi for organizing this program.

DC | Curator’s Tour “Pat Steir: Color Wheel”

Image: Pat Steir Color Wheel at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2018–19 Oil on canvas 30 paintings, each 108 × 84 inches Photo: Lee Stalsworth. Courtesy of Pat Steir and Lévy Gorvy

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Join ArtTable for a morning tour at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to explore Pat Steir: Color Wheel with Senior Curator Evelyn Hankins.

The exhibition is an expansive new suite of paintings by the acclaimed abstract painter, her largest painting installation to date, spanning the entire perimeter of the Museum’s second-floor inner-circle galleries. These immersive works transform the Museum into a vibrant spectrum of color. The thirty large-scale paintings create an immense color wheel that shifts hues with each painting, with the pours on each canvas often appearing in the complementary hue of the monochrome background.

9:00am Check-in

9:15am Curator’s Tour Followed by coffee and networking at Dolcezza in the lobby, Dutch treat

The exhibition is on view through September 7, 2020.

Thank you to Hilary-Morgan Watt.

Miami Art Week | ArtTable at The Rubell Museum

Image: Keith Haring, Untitled, 1982, acrylic on vinyl tarpaulin, 180 x 180 in. (4570 x 4570 cm), acquired in 1982.  © Keith Haring Foundation

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Join ArtTable at the new home of the Rubell Collection Museum for our annual national Art Basel Miami Beach program. 

During this event, we will hear directly from Mera Rubell and Juan Roselione-Valadez, Director, Rubell Family Collection, about the vision for the Rubell’s fifty-year passion for the arts, the new museum construction process, and the collection. Following the walkthrough, meet us in the beautifully landscaped garden for a celebratory reception catered by Le Basque catering!

About the Rubell Museum

Originally launched as the Rubell Family Collection, the museum has been renamed the Rubell Museum to emphasize its public mission and welcome audiences to see its contemporary art. “The word ‘museum’ makes the public feel welcome, which is exactly our goal,” stated Mera Rubell. The Rubells pioneered the model for sharing a private collection with the public. The new Rubell Museum expands their commitment to serving as a public resource and extends the public mission they’ve developed to date. 

Since opening in Wynwood 26 years ago, the Rubells have added many public programs, including a partnership with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which engages thousands of students every year, and collaborations with local universities to offer seminars and critiques. The museum also hosts curatorial training internships and artist residencies with the support of the Knight Foundation. In addition to Mera, Don, and Jason Rubell, the museum leadership includes Juan Roselione-Valadez, who is the director of the museum and has been part of the team for 21 years. 

The Rubell Museum represents a new kind of institution that serves as an advocate for a diverse group of contemporary artists and a resource for both the public and the art world. Since the Rubells moved to 

Miami, many museums and public collections have opened in the city, and it has developed a vital arts ecology. The Rubells see their new museum as providing a context for art and exhibitions that are available to the public in South Florida and beyond.

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Thank you to Mera Rubell and Juan Roselione-Valadez.

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