Conversations : A new Addition to our Summer Schedule

July 14, 2014

Posted In: Anderson Ranch General, Blog

Tags: Anderson Ranch artists, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Anne Pasternak, Aspen, Conversations Series, Debra Scholl, Dede Young, Dennis Scholl, Petah Coyne

2014 Conversations

The Conversations Series involves key figures of the contemporary art world in conversations with expert moderators. Discussions include seminars, panels and Q&A formats with some of today’s top critics, artists, curators, collectors and more. Conversations bring a more casual format that is interactive, engaging and relevant to the contemporary art community.


ABMBM_Dennis_Debra_Scholl_smallerThursday, July 17, 12:30 p.m.
A Conversation with Debra and Dennis Scholl

moderated by Dean Sobel, Director of the Clyfford Still Museum

Debra and Dennis Scholl are contemporary art collectors recognized for their fifteen-year home curatorial project.  Debra is the chair of the Board of Directors of Locust Projects, the nationally recognized art space in Miami and also serves on a number of other Miami boards.  Dennis is the Vice President of art for the $2.5 billion Knight Foundation, where he has overseen funding of close to $150 million to arts organizations across America. He is also a four-time regional Emmy winner for his cultural documentaries, one of which highlights Anderson Ranch’s 2014 National Artist Honoree, Theaster Gates.

Together, they developed and became the founding chairs of various committees such as the Guggenheim Photography Committee, the Tate American Acquisition Committee and the acquisition committee for the Perez Art Museum Miami. These three initiatives have resulted in patron funded art acquisitions of over $30 million.




 Monday, July 28, 5:00 p.m.
Navigating the Art World for Artists
Petah Coyne, Artist, and Dede Young, Gallery Director

Tickets Required, $15/advance, $20/door.

Petah Coyne, referred to as the “queen of mixed media” by Artforum, is a contemporary sculptor and photographer, whose works are in major permanent collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.), the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.) and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

 Dede Young is the Director of Galerie Lelong (New York, N.Y.), representing Petah Coyne, and has overseen more than 100 museum exhibitions, developed collections, presented public lectures and published dozens of essays and interviews on a wide range of topics.




Anne-PasternakMonday, August 11, 5:00 p.m.
A Conversation with Anne Pasternak moderated by Sue Hostetler

Anne Pasternak is President and Creative Director of Creative Time (New York, N.Y.), responsible for Kara Walker’s first-large scale installation A Subtlety, recently on view to huge crowds at the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.






The Conversations are fee and the public is invited (unless otherwise noted). Reservations required.

To register, click here or call 970-923-3181 ext. 227

All conversations take place in Schermer Meeting Hall at Anderson Ranch.

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