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Lecture: ‘New York/American Portraits’
Saturday, February 2, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
An Illustrated Lecture by Gayle Skluzacek, Art Historian
PART ONE OF TWO LECTURES on New York Portraits
This lecture will explore early American portraiture, focusing on the East Coast and New York State.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Ms. Skluzacek is a classically educated art historian and appraiser. After working in curatorial, research, and public relations at the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts, the Chicago Art Institute, the Oriental Institute, and the Carnegie Institute, she began appraising in 1981. She has catalogued important collections, estates, and archives, identified lost masterpieces, served as an art/personal property expert in court cases, and has worked closely with major museums in their art acquisition programs.
Ms. Skluzacek served on the Board of Directors of the Appraisers Association of America and served as President, 2000-2002. She was presented with the Director’s Award for her services in 2015.
Since 1995 Ms. Skluzacek has been on the faculty of FIT’s Graduate School, teaching appraisal classes. She has also been on the faculty of NYU since 1992, where she teaches classes on appraising, American Art, connoisseurship, wine, and ethics. She teaches appraisal ethics to auction house experts throughout the country, including Sotheby’s, Phillips, Skinner, Doyle, Freeman’s, Bonham’s, and Heritage. In 2001 she was invited by the Cuban government to teach a course on appraisal ethics in Havana. Recently she was appointed as fine art expert to a NY committee for the restoration of public murals.