For Art Peritus, a busy fall has followed a busy summer.
In October, Art Peritus founder and managing director Jennifer Garland Ross visited the Sotheby’s Institute of Art to co-teach with Art Peritus fine art specialist Betsy Thomas. Thomas, an adjunct faculty at SIA, lectures in the Masters of Arts Business degree program. Thomas is currently teaching an elective titled “Collection Building and Art Advisory”, a class that examines the role and responsibilities of the art advisor in order to prepare Sotheby’s students for art world careers.
Betsy also teaches an online class titled “The Intelligent Eye – the Art of Collecting”, designed to help beginning collectors refine their eye and make discerning choices in the vast marketplace. Betsy constantly challenges and engages with new way of thinking inside and outside of the classroom. Last year, Betsy brought a class of students to the Venice Biennale to test their newfound knowledge.
As a guest lecturer, Jennifer discussed the multifaceted role of the appraiser. Jennifer reviewed the ways in which Art Peritus assists their clients through acquisition and sales support, insurance and estate appraisals, and more.
In November, Jennifer vetted the TEFAF fall show. Looking forward, Jennifer will be vetting the Winter Antiques show in December, as well.
On December 3, the Appraiser’s Association will host a Monday evening lecture on Rare Burgundy Wines. As a member of the Lecture Committee, Jennifer helped plan this programming, and she looks forward to hearing Charles Curtis MW, the founder of WineAlpha and the former head of Christie’s New York and Hong Kong wine departments, discuss recent increases in the prices of Burgundy wine.
If the next few months are anything like these, we’ll be back soon with many more updates. Until then, Art Peritus wishes you a very happy holiday season!