Talks & tours

At the Affordable Art Fair we have a full schedule of free and informal talks and tours on everything from beginning and maintaining a collection to exclusive insider information on the contemporary art market. This is the best way to engage and learn.

All programs are free with admission and will take place in the Programming Lounge, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Fall 2014 Programming

Recent Graduates Talk
Gain insight into the creative practice of Wyna Liu, Irvin Morazan, Denise Treizman and Jasmine Murrell, the four artists who will be featured in this fall’s Recent Graduates Exhibition titled, Tunnel Vision. The exhibition will showcase a cohesive collection of work themed in response to the history and architecture of our wonderful venue and NYC landmark, The Tunnel. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to talk with the artists behind the work. Saturday, September 27, 4:00pm

The Evolution of a Collection – A Panel Discussion
As a collector, you are preserving art for the future, while taking risks and making investments of your own. This session is presented by and moderated by Marion Maneker, Author of Art Market Monitor, with special guests: Mark Lurie (Founder of, Jane Borthwick (Managing Director of Ronald Varney Fine Art Advisors) and Jennifer Garland Ross (Managing Director at Art Peritus, LLC). Join these experts as they discuss strategies for managing the risks that come with building an original personal collection.
 Sunday, September 28, 2:00pm

Author Book Signing with PHAIDON
Meet Ethan Wagner and Thea Westreich Wagner, the authors of Collecting Art for Love, Money and More, during an exclusive book signing at the Affordable Art Fair New York City. Ethan and Thea will welcome fair guests, answer any questions you have about their experiences collecting art, and sign your very own copy of Collecting Art for Love, Money and More. Join these authors in the PHAIDON book lounge, located at the entrance of the fair. Monday, September 29th from 11:00am-1:00pm

Collecting 101 – An Educational Workshop
Join Susan Mumford, Founder of The Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD) and an art world expert, as she demystifies art collecting. This educational workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to ask questions and to grow confident in their purchases or desire to spark a collection. Monday, September 29, 2:00pm

Private Tours with Art Fairy
Request a private tour with Art Fairy, which will provide unique art education for the whole family. Adults can enjoy compelling, information-rich tours on specific movements and mediums while family programs combine accessible art history and hands-on fun that relates to the art presented at our fair. These tours welcome families, friends and all age groups. Sign up here!

Personal Shopping Session with Fair Director, Cristina Salmastrelli
Want an insider’s look at the fair and expert art-buying advice? Cristina has carved out time during the fair for exclusive one-on-one personal shopping sessions with fair guests. Send us an email with your interests and specifications so Cristina can steer you in the right direction, allowing you confidence in purchasing a perfect piece for their bedroom or office. Click here to schedule a personal shopping session.