[WEBINAR] The Art World in the Age of COVID

by Yale SOM Alumni Community


Wed, Oct 7, 2020

12 PM – 1 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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How are artists and art institutions pursuing their missions and remaining economically viable during the paralysis of the pandemic? What will the global business of art look like in the years to come? In this live, online conversation, Professor William N. Goetzmann, an expert on the art market, talks with leaders from the world of art about the prospects for museums, galleries, art fairs, and individual artists.

When: Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020 | 12-1pm ET
Register: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sLynKvcmSm-p4If_oP_igg


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William Goetzmann

Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies & Director of the International Center for Finance

Yale School of Management

William N. Goetzmann is the Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies and Faculty Director of the International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management.  He is an expert on a diverse range of investments.  His past work includes studies of stock market predictability, hedge funds and survival biases in performance measurement.  His current research focuses on alternative investing, factor investing, behavioral finance and the art market.

Professor Goetzmann has written and co-authored a number of books, including Modern Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis (Wiley, 2014), The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets (Oxford, 2005), The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture and the Crash of 1720 (Yale, 2013) and most recently, Money Changes Everything: How Finance Made Civilization Possible (Princeton, 2016).  He teaches portfolio management, alternative investments, real estate and financial history at the Yale School of Management.

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Gail Harrity '82

President and COO

Philadelphia Museum of Art,

Gail Harrity is the President and COO of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one of the country’s most comprehensive art museums which houses of collection of over 240,000 works of art.

Since joining the museum in 1997, Ms. Harrity has directed a wide range of administrative functions, including legal, finance, membership, development, and external affairs. She has played a central role in strategic planning efforts, developed the multi-year comprehensive facilities master plan designed by Frank Gehry, and implemented a number of visitor experience, audience engagement and digital technology initiatives, including the development of an online database providing global public access to the museum’s collection.

Previously, Ms. Harrity was the Deputy Director at New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where she served as the Museum’s project director for the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain. Prior to that she was the Guggenheim’s Deputy Director for Finance and Administration, and from 1982 to 1989, Ms. Harrity in a variety of senior positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Ms. Harrity has served as a Board member of regional, national, and international arts organizations including the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the American Alliance of Museums, and the International Council of Museums. She serves on the Mayor of Philadelphia's Cultural Advisory Council and the Yale School of Management Board of Advisors.

Ms. Harrity received her BA from Boston University, an MPPM in Public and Private Management at the Yale School of Management. She was the recipient of the first Eisenhower Fellowship to China in 2002.

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Noah Horowitz

Director Americas

Art Basel

Noah Horowitz has served as Director Americas for Art Basel since 2015.  Prior to this, he held a four-year tenure as Executive Director of The Armory Show in New York, after directing the first ever online-only fair, VIP Art Fair in 2009. Noah holds a Ph.D. in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and is the author of Art of the Deal: Contemporary Art in a Global Financial Market (Princeton University Press, 2011). He is a frequent lecturer on contemporary art and economics, and his writings have appeared in publications including The New York Times, Texte zur Kunst and The Art Newspaper.

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