According to Arts Economics, 2021 was the first year in history when women collectors and arts patrons outspent men. Celebrated for their efforts to ensure equity, representation, and appreciation of women artists, leading curators and collectors will discuss how art moves through the modern market and is acquired, donated, and displayed. Learn how women and nonbinary people in these roles can influence the representation of women artists in private and public collections.

The panel will be followed by Catalyst Cocktail Hour.


Schwanda Rountree, attorney and independent art consultant, Myrtis Bedolla, owner and founding director of Galerie Myrtis, and Sarah Arison, collector and president of the Arison Arts Foundation.

About Women, Arts, and Social Change

Women, Arts, and Social Change is a public programs initiative that highlights the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change. Fresh Talk, the initiative’s signature program, features cause-driven conversations with leading artists, designers, activists, social innovators, and others.

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