Century City Arts Council Announces Art at Work Collections – 23rd Event in the Series “What is Art for? What is Good Art?”

Art Collections at Work – a Century City Arts Council event

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    American Reginald Armstrong, b.  1984 Times Like These, 2022 UTA Artist Space, February 2022

American Reginald Armstrong, b. 1984 Times Like These, 2022 UTA Artist Space, February 2022

The Century City Arts Council opens the year with Art Collections at Work, the 23rd event in a 12-year series “What is Art for?” What is good art? » March 30 at 12 p.m.

This is a rare opportunity to pause and listen, in the often unfamiliar world of corporate art collecting – a less obvious use of shareholder resources, but an immensely responsible one.

— Jean Tardy Vallernaud

CENTURY CITY, California, USA, March 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — For the Century City Arts Council, this year opens with Art Collections at Work — the 23rd event in its 12-year series “What Good Is Art?” What is good art? » March 30 at 12 p.m.

In its first post-Covid pandemic event, the Arts Council of the Century City Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles features a virtual discussion between the curators of two prestigious US corporate collections – moderated by a renowned art historian. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 30 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PT. the link to register East https://business.centurycitycc.com/events/

“It’s hard to imagine two major corporate art collections with more different origins, yet so similar in purpose,” says Jean Tardy-Vallernaud, president of the Century City Arts Council. “Yet, as different as their parentage, structure and visibility, both collections serve the same ultimate purpose: to illustrate and promote the role and meaning of art in our society.”

One speaker is New York-based – Charlotte Eyerman, director and chief curator of the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, founded by David Rockefeller in 1959 and now one of the most established corporate art collections in the world. Branded Art at Work, comprised of iconic works from the 19th and 20th centuries, focuses on emerging and developing artists around the world.

The other is in Beverly Hills – contemporary art collector Arthur Lewis, partner and creative director of UTA Fine Arts at one of the largest talent agencies in the United States. Mr. Lewis is the Creative Director of UTA Artist Space, the agency’s showcase venue. global talent and new work – continuing its history of helping artists access new and better opportunities. In addition to its Beverly Hills location, UTA Artist Space will soon add another in Atlanta, Georgia under the direction of Arthur Lewis.
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Paul Tucker, art historian, curator, author, professor emeritus at UMASS Boston and world-renowned authority on Claude Monet.

This is the 23rd event offered by the Century City Arts Council, founded in 2009, with a mission to improve the quality of life and provide leadership to Century City and its surrounding communities through the promotion and support of a wide range of artistic activities and initiatives. . The Council also held two large-scale outdoor exhibitions of monumental sculpture in Century City, each for one year, in 2012 and 2015.

Jean adds, “It’s a rare opportunity to pause and listen, in the often unfamiliar world of corporate art collecting – a less obvious, but immensely responsible use of shareholder resources.”

For more details, visit: Art Collections at Work – March 30, 2022 (centurycitycc.com) and click SIGN UP.
Contacts: Nancy Wood, CEO, Cenrury City Chamber of Commerce +1 310 553 2222
Jean Tardy-Vallernaud, Century City Arts Council +1 310 849 2209

Jean Tardy Vallernaud
Century City Arts Council
+1 310-849-2209
jtv@gainsboroughcapital.com