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Today’s Art World


Rory O’Dea, Moderator

A series of thought-provoking presentations will explore the most pivotal artists and ideas that shape the contemporary art world. This Seminar will give particular attention to the extraordinary rise of women artists and artists of color. Connections will be drawn between individual artists and the broader contemporary and historical context their work lives within.

Two sessions of the Seminar will take place in Chelsea Galleries or the Auction Houses. With images.

Session 1 The Notable Women Artists of the Contemporary Art World
Session 2 Gallery and/or Auction House Visit 1
Session 3 Artists on the Rise
Session 4 Gallery and/or Auction House Visit 2
Session 5 Painting & Sculpture Reinvented
Session 6 Art’s Place: Site-Specific Art

* Please note:

The order of the sessions is subject to change.

TUESDAYS, 2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
OCT   9, 23
NOV  6, 20, 27

Cost $475 (6 sessions)
* tax deductible portion is $237.50

Rory O'Dea

RORY O’DEA – Professor of contemporary art and design, Parsons School of Design. He received his Ph.D. in modern and contemporary art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, and his scholarship explores the connections between visual art, film, literature and popular culture.

His current book project focuses on the American artist Robert Smithson and his enduring legacy among contemporary artists. Rory has previously taught at the Yale University School of Art’s MFA program and New York University, and has served as a researcher and curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Morgan Library and Museum, and the Grey Art Gallery at New York University.

Portrait Photo: Andrea Wenglowskyj