The Art Enthusiast Circle offers a series of programmes and activities designed for people who want to participate in the art world and acquire their first works of art.
Some neophytes are lucky to enter the art world in the company of collector friends, curator friends or artist friends. But without this support, navigating the art world can be an intimidating and often disappointing experience. 'What do I want to do?' 'How can I make the distinction between art and the rest?' 'How do I avoid someone taking advantage of my lack of experience in the art world?'
This circle will take you on an exciting journey with renowned art people who will introduce you to a global community of art enthusiasts, fellow collectors, and patrons supporting art, artists, and art institutions. Our ACT community of artists, collector friends and art professionals will make your way into the art world a much more welcoming experience.
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Gabriel served as director of the Cisneros Collection in New York⏤ one of the largest private collections of Latin American art⏤, for ten years and is currently Senior Advisor. He also curated the 33rd Sao Paulo Biennial and the Brazilian pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale⏤the art world's most important institutional event.
Flavia curated 'Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs' ⏤ the best-attended exhibition in Tate's history⏤ , and the 'World Goes Pop', among others. She is the author of Pop Art and Women Artists both in Thames & Hudsons Art Essentials series. She is the National Portrait Gallery's Chanel Curator, a role responsible for enhancing the representation of female artists and sitters in the Gallery’s Collection.
Francesca is an art patron and collector of art from Latinamerica, Spain and Portugal. She is a member of the Tate Executive Committee, the Latin American Acquisition Committee, and a patron of Delfina Foundation, Gasworks, Flora Ars+Natura, and MAMBO. She is also a Founding Chair of the International Council of the Fondation Maeght in France.
Leslie is the Head of the International Council of La Fondation Maeght in the South of France. She was Senior Patron Manager at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and before that at the Teatro La Fenice and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Leslie sits on the Strategic Advisory Board at Delfina Foundation and the Development Committee at Artangel. She frequently writes about art patronage and philanthropy for the Art Newspaper and Apollo.
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