Art Law Society Events

Art Law Society lunches and events provide an opportunity for the NYU Law community to learn about art law and the latest issues facing the art world. We also offer exposure to and networking opportunities with art law professionals in addition to artists, collectors, gallery owners, museums and auction houses. To be informed of upcoming events, please join our listserv through NYU Home or by sending a blank email to join-art-law-society@lists.nyu.edu to receive updates and invitations.

Prior events include:

2013-2014

  • Life as an Art Lawyer: Lunch with Brennan Connell, Jr., Managing Director and Counsel for Administration, Guggenheim Museum 
  • Life as an Art Lawyer: Lunch with Sergio Sarmiento, artist and solo practitioner
  • Fashion Law (Spring Panel 2014)
    • Charles Colman, Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering, NYU School of Law
    • Christopher Sprigman, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
    • Douglas Hand, founding member of Hand Baldachin & Amburgey LLP

2012-2013

  • Life as an Art Lawyer: Lunch with Jeffrey Blair, Senior Associate Counsel, Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Life as an Art Lawyer: Lunch with Adam Yokell, attorney for Artsy.net
  • Life as an Art Lawyer: Tea with Nancy Breuer, Deputy General Counsel, National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC
  • Life as an Art Lawyer: Lunch with Sergio Sarmiento, artist and solo practitioner
  • Resale Royalty Rights: A Conversation Inspired by the Copyright Office's Call for Comments on a Federal Resale Royalty (Spring Panel 2013)
    • Christopher Reed, Senior Advisor for Policy & Special Projects, U.S. Copyright Office
    • Christopher Sprigman, Visiting Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
    • Frank Stella, artist

2011-2012

  • Life as an Art Lawyer: Lunch with Hugh Freund and Jo Backer Laird
  • Boyd Level & Uprise Art Present: Resale Rights for Visual Artists--The Debate Continues (Featuring Franklin Boyd)
  • Tour of Gran Fury: Read My Lips exhibit at NYU’s 80WSE Galleries led by one of the original members of the collective
  • Fashion Law Update: Lunch with Chuck Colman
  • Life as an Art Lawyer: Lunch with Sergio Munoz Sarmiento and Donn Zaretsky
  • The Art of the Original: Authenticity in the Age of Reproduction - A Conversation About the Legal and Policy Challenges Surrounding Authentication in Today's Art World (Spring Panel 2012)
    • John R. Cahill, Partner, Lynn Cahill LLP
    • Raymond J. Dowd, Partner, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP
    • Esti Dunow, Art Historian & Co-Author of Chaim Soutine Catalogue Raisonné
    • Jack Flam, President & CEO of the Dedalus Foundation
    • Moderator: Amy M. Adler, Emily Kempin Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

2010-2011 (as the IPELS Arts Committee)

  • Lunch & Learn with Barbara Kolsun, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Stuart Weitzman, LLC
  • Past, Present, and Future: The Smithsonian’s Censorship of David Wojnarowicz (an event at the Ronald Feldman Gallery)
  • Lunch & Learn with Sergio Munoz Sarmiento
  • A Fresh Look at Street Art: Legal & Policy Perspectives on Graffiti, Stencils & Spray-Paint (Spring Panel 2011)

2009-2010 (as the IPELS Arts Committee)

  • Life as an Art Lawyer: Lunch with Sergio Munoz Sarmiento
  • Refashioning IP Law: The Future of Protection for Fashion Design (Spring Panel 2010)