Fall 2016 Talks & Tours

At the Affordable Art Fair NYC, the best way to engage and learn is to join one of our fun and informal talks or tours. With a full schedule of events, you can educate yourself on everything from beginning and maintaining a collection to learning exclusive insider information on the contemporary art market. Discover our wonderful fall 2016 programme below!


Exclusive Tours
Walk to Art with Bernadette Alibrando
Friday, September 30 | 10:30am
Saturday, October 1 | 10:30am 
Learn from Australian art consultant Bernadette Alibrando, founder of Melbourne, New York and Venice’s own Walk to Art, as she discusses artistic themes found among our exhibiting galleries at the fair. Enjoy an intimate first look of the Affordable Art Fair NYC with an experienced and knowledgeable guide as you discover unique and original works of art ranging from $100 to $10,000.

Women Artists to Watch with Susan Mumford
Sunday, October 2 | 10:00am
Join Susan Mumford, trans-Atlantic art world expert, entrepreneur, speaker, author and mentor, who founded both the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) and Be Smart About Art, for a talk on collecting with a whistle-stop tour. Taking place prior to the fair opening for its final day, she’ll highlight six women artists from six exhibiting galleries. She’ll be available to answer your questions about collecting and the art world with a Q&A over coffee.

Collect Yourself Tours
This fall, we are continuing the successful Collect Yourself tours hosted by Affordable Art Fair team. Affordable Art Fair team members will play tour guide on an artistic topic or theme that they find personally engaging. 

Collect Yourself: Asian Art Market Favorites with Camilla
Saturday, October 1 | 12:00pm
Connect with Regional Managing Director of the Affordable Art Fairs in Asia, Camilla Hewitson as she shows off some of her favorite Asian artworks presented at our fair.

Collect Yourself: Finds Under $500 for Your Tiny Apartment with Vanessa
Saturday, October 1 | 2:00pm
Follow Fair Manager, Vanessa Seis as she reveals amazing finds for your small New York apartment all under $500!

Collect Yourself : Photography Treasures with Elizabeth
Sunday, October 2 | 12:00pm
Accompany Marketing and Communications Associate, Elizabeth Boyle as she explains different types of photographic artworks through various mediums.

Collect Yourself: Falling for Art with Caitlin
Sunday, October 2 | 2:00pm
Join Partnership Manager, Caitlin Britton and discover a selection of works throughout the fair that explore depictions of love and falling in love – particularly in New York!

SOFA SESSION: Collecting 101: For Passions or for Investment
Thursday, September 29 | 5:00pm
A salon-style discussion that was first introduced at Affordable Art Fair UK, Sofa Session is an informal talk where YOU lead the conversation and learn from experts in their field. 

This edition, the Affordable Art Fair will offer a special presentation of Sofa Session in partnership with Christie’s Education of New York. Tune in to Collecting 101: For Passion or for Investment with Veronique Chagnon-Burke, Academic Director and Noah Kupferman, Program Director of Art, Law and Business as they discuss the relationship between fine art and investments. Engage with these art world experts in this intimate and rich conversation specially designed for YOU.

Collecting 101: For Passion or for Investment will take place in the Programming Lounge located on Pink Level (Second Floor). 





Above: Bernadette Alibrando 

 Above: Susan Mumford, courtesy of Guy Bell





Above: Image courtesy of Harrison Steg Photography