Fairfield University School of Continuing Education gives an inside look into the world of art


A new enrichment series, "Insider's Insights to the Art World," will present the expertise and opinions of five respected leaders in the visual arts. "Recognizing how the New York "art world" might appear as an intimidating challenge to even the best-informed individuals, we are going to demystify the inner workings of auctioning fine art," says Christopher Eykyn, senior vice president of Christie's New York and one of the presenters.

Mr. Eykyn directs the department of Impressionist, Modern and Post-War Art and will be speaking on Monday, March 18 at 11 a.m. "I look forward to meeting the class participants from Fairfield University and will enjoy seeing many of them at future important auction events," he commented.

Helen Klisser During, gallery director for the Silvermine Guild Arts Center, is the moderator for the daytime series which opens with Thomas Krens, director of Guggenheim Museums, worldwide. Mr. Krens will speak on "The World as Art Museum," on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m., as part of the Open VISIONS Forum.

The other presenters are Knight Landesman, executive publisher of ARTFORUM Magazine who speaks on Monday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m., and Paul Morris of the Paul Morris Gallery in Chelsea who will present on Monday, March 25 at 11 a.m. Mr. Morris is a pioneer gallery owner who serves in organizing "Armory Downtown," a major benefit show. Elizabeth Rosenberg Clark rounds out the group with a talk on "Legal Issues of Confiscated Artworks for World War II: Nazi Looting to Interpol Investigations."

Helen Klisser During ends the series on Friday, April 19, with "Chelsea: What's New and What's Next," a full-day program that takes a close look at the cutting edge of New York's contemporary art scene.

The academic liaison for this new offering is Dr. Philip Eliasoph, well-known professor of art history at Fairfield University. The cost for the series is $290. To register or for more information, please call (203) 254-4220 or toll-free at 888-254-1566.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on January 15, 2002

Vol. 34, No. 12