Friday, May 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. May 17, 2013


On Friday, May 17, there are a number of activities going on inside and outside of the museum. In addition to the Movie in the Garden, inside the museum Lisa Dennison, Chairman of Sotheby’s North and South America, will be giving a lecture entitled, “The Art of Collecting: A Global View.” This special program is in conjunction with the exhibition Inventing the Modern World, Decorative Arts from the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939.

  • 5-6 p.m.: Music by Trinity Episcopal Choir
  • 6-7 p.m.: Lecture by Lisa Dennison: “The Art of Collecting: A Global View”

About Lisa Dennison
Lisa Dennison is Chairman of Sotheby’s North and South America, focusing on international business development, a role that draws on her considerable strengths as an internationally recognized figure in the fields of Modern and Contemporary art.

From 1978 to 2007, Ms. Dennison was on the staff of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, most recently as Director of the Guggenheim Museum in New York and prior to that, as Deputy Director and Chief Curator of Foundation. During this time, Ms. Dennison strengthened the visibility and reputation of the museum, while helping to realize its institutional goals as the flagship of its premier global network of museums in New York, Venice, Bilbao, Berlin, and Las Vegas. Ms. Dennison organized over 35 exhibitions of Modern and contemporary art for major institutions around the world, many based on the museum’s renowned permanent collection, which she was instrumental in developing during her tenure. She is the author of more than 25 catalogue essays, and is a frequent lecturer at venues internationally.

Ms. Dennison earned her B.A. from Wellesley College in art history and French in 1975, and received an M.A. in art history from Brown University in 1978. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Women’s Forum, and is a member of the Business Leadership Committee of Wellesley College, the International Advisory Board of the Louise T. Blouin Foundation, the Creative Arts Advisory Board of Brown University, and ArtTable.

This event is related to the exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World's Fairs.