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Gatekeepers in the Art Market Workshop

April 14 - April 16

"The Disputed Toll" by Heywood Hardy. Painting of elephant and man leaning over gate

“The Disputed Toll” by Heywood Hardy. Image courtesy of Manchester Art Gallery.


The LSU School of Art will host the next Gatekeepers in the Art Market workshop, which will be held in Baton Rouge April 14-16, 2023.

DAY ONE – Friday, April 14 – Sternberg Salon, French House/Honors College, LSU Campus 

DAY TWO – Saturday, April 15 – LSU Museum of Art, 3rd floor of Shaw Center, downtown Baton Rouge 

The workshop Gatekeepers in the Art Market is part of the International Workshops Series “Tools for the Future: Researching art market Practices from Past to Present,” jointly founded by Elisabetta Lazzaro (Business School for the Creative Industries – University of the Creative Arts, UK), Nathalie Moureau (University Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3) and Adriana Turpin (IESA Art & Culture, Paris and the Society for the History of Collecting, London). This 8th edition of the “Tools for the Future: Researching art market Practices from Past to Present” workshop series – the first one to be held in America – will be organized in collaboration with LSU art history professor Darius A. Spieth.

Through individual presentations followed by group discussions, the workshop series aims at bringing together international scholars and professionals from different disciplines, periods of study and areas of practice to confront key issues and develop methodological approaches to analyze and interpret the structures, practices and principles of the art market. Established in June 2018, successive workshops have taken place in Montpellier, Utrecht, London, Rome, Ljubljana, Paris and Rotterdam and have covered topics such as art collectors, the artist as an entrepreneur, the formation and development of new markets, communication strategies, legislation and legal structures, finance, and markets for applied arts, artistic crafts and design.


April 14
April 16
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