Talks & tours

At the Affordable Art Fair we have a full schedule of free and informal talks and tours on everything from finding really affordable art, creative techniques and insider info. The best way to listen and learn!

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

Spring 2014 Programming

Passionate Collecting, Thoughtful Ownership – A Panel Discussion
As a collector, you are preserving art for the future. This session, moderated by Andrew Gristina, National Fine Art Practice Leader at Travelers Insurance, will discuss strategies for managing risks that come with building an original personal collection.
Thursday, April 3, 3:00pm

Nate Berkus on Art and Interior Design
Please join designer, author and host of the new design-competition show,American Dream Builders, Nate Berkus, and hear his thoughts on incorporating art into the design of your home. Q&A will follow.
Thursday, April 3, 6:30pm

Highlights under $500
Director Cristina Salmastrelli will take you on a tour of her favorite artworks priced under $500. Come along and discover some gems!
Friday, April 4, 6:30pm

The Life of an Artist – A Panel Discussion
Moderated by Tze Chun of Uprise Art, this panel will give you insight into the lives of three young artists whose work is on show at this spring’s fair. You’ll learn about the art school experience, how they secured their first shows and attention from commercial galleries, and the interesting relationship between artist and gallery.
Saturday, April 5, 2:00pm

Meet the Recent Graduates
Moderated by curator Gabriel de Guzman, gain insight into the creative practice of the emerging artists featured in this spring’s Recent Graduates Exhibition, titled Material Essence. Learn more about the works on view and practices of these artists, including Sara Jimenez (finalist in Bravo’s TV series, “Work of Art, The Next Great Artist”).
Saturday, April 5, 4:00pm 

Director’s Talk with Cristina Salmastrelli
Want an insider’s look at the fair, or some tips on how to go about buying your first piece or expanding your collection?  Join Cristina for an informal talk, and get all your questions answered!
Saturday, April 5, 6:00pm

Tour of the Affordable Art Fair New York