An Eye for Collecting: Museum Tours @ P.S.1

I'd say "Come to my museum tour this Saturday," but I just realized they booked my talk against Detroit Techno-god Richie Hawtin (aka Plakstikman), who's performing in the Warm Up Series. I have no illusions.

On the occasion of the exhibition Site and Insight: an Assemblage of Artists, P.S.1 offers a series of museum tours, each led by an emerging collector or a curator for a private collection. Site and Insight is curated by Agnes Gund, one of New York's most prominent collectors and patrons. Ms. Gund's curatorial selections are informed by her experience as a collector and thus reflect her unique relationship to art and to artists.

These museum tours invite young collectors or curators of collections to present their views on works in P.S.1's summer exhibitions and to provide insight into the processes behind collecting contemporary art. Led through the galleries by a collector, participants are introduced to the issues, questions, concerns, and inspiration which face a collector when viewing new work. The "collector's eye" will be a new lens through which to experience contemporary art at P.S.1.

All events take place at 3:30pm and are free with museum admission ($6)

Sat., July 5th: Greg Allen (collector)
Sat., July 19th: Emily Braun (curator of the Leonard Lauder Collection)
Fri., August 1st: Agnes Gund (collector and Site and Insight curator)
Sat., August 16th: Anne Ellegood (curator of the Peter Norton
Sat., August 30th: Bill Previdi (collector)

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