Building a Print Collection
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
5:30pm Doors open
6pm Speakers begin
7-8pm Reception with cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres
Wine and beer for $5 per drink before and after lecture, cash only
Kirkland Museum, 1201 Bannock Street*
Tickets are $12 for members (with discount code), $18 for non-members. Members: Enter the code you received by email into the discount box on the payment page. Call 303.832.8576 x207 with questions.
Join Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art for an event celebrating our inaugural temporary exhibition, Near and Far: Contrasting Regional and National Prints from the Kirkland and Mayer Collections, on view through June 17, 2018. Ann Daley, Curator of the Frederick and Jan Mayer Collection, and Norm Anderson, collector, art dealer and Colorado art historian, will speak and lead a discussion on building a print collection.
Ann Daley will tell the story of how Denver art collector-patrons Jan Mayer and her late husband Frederick Mayer assembled their collection of prints, including those by nationally known printmakers displayed in the exhibition. Norm Anderson will speak about collecting Colorado prints, why there is such a diverse range of mediums and artistic styles in Colorado and how that relates to prints on a national basis.
Ann Daley has been Curator of the Mayer collection since 1985. In that capacity she has worked with all the collections the Mayer's have formed, including the collection of 20th century American prints. She was Curator of American Art and Adjunct Curator in the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum. She was appointed by Mayor Hancock to serve on the Denver Commission of Cultural Affairs from 2012 to 2017.
Norm Anderson started collecting art as a kid and purchased his first print at the age of 15. Norm was Gallery Director for David Cook Galleries for 8 years and has worked with numerous collectors in building primarily Colorado print collections. He has been personally collecting Colorado prints since 2006, with over 75 currently displayed in his home. He has been a private art dealer for the last 12 years.
*Note that cellular service is very limited in Kirkland Museum's Lecture Hall. Wifi is available.