Crystal Bridges, Arkansas

in collaboration with Christie's Education

View of dining bridge at dusk; photography by Dero Sanford. Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Spring 2019

Contemporary Art and Architecture Tour: Founded by philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton and the Walton Family Foundation, Crystal Bridges houses one of the most lauded collections of American Art in the United States. The building was designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and while its permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks, our trip will focus on its outstanding contemporary holdings.

Travelling with Dr. Veronique Chagnon-Burke, Academic Director, Christie’s Education New York, and Dr. Marisa Kayyem, Program Director, Continuing Education New York.

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Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke
Academic Director,
Christie’s Education, New York

Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke graduated from the École du Louvre where she earned a postgraduate certificate in Museum Studies. She holds a Licence en Histoire de l’Art, Université de Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), an M.A. in History of Art from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

She has taught a wide range of subjects at Queens College, Parsons School of Design and Hunter College. Her museum and research positions have included work at the Museum of Modern Art and the College Art Association, and she has also worked at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris.

Her research interest lies in the history of 19th century French landscape painting, the art market, and women artists. Recent publications include: The Politicization of Nature: The Critical Reception of Barbizon Painting During the July Monarchy (2009), ‘Rue Laffitte: Looking at and Buying Contemporary Art in Mid-Nineteenth Century Paris in Nineteenth- Century Art Worldwide (2012) and, most recently, Women Art Critics in the Nineteenth Century: Vanishing Acts, a collaborative anthology with Heather Jensen and Wendelin Guentner (2013).

Dr. Marisa Kayyem
Program Director,
Continuing Education, New York

Dr. Marisa Kayyem received her B.A. from Vassar College and her Ph.D. from Columbia University, with a focus on American Art and the History of Photography. Dr. Kayyem is an Associate Professor at Christie’s Education, where she is the Director of the Short Courses and leads the continuing education offerings. She has taught at several institutions, including George Washington University, Columbia University, Rutgers University and the International Center of Photography before joining Christie’s Education. She has lectured on a variety of subjects including Contemporary Photographers, Themes in Contemporary Art, and Emerging Photographic Practices at a variety of museums and institutions. Dr. Kayyem’s expertise also includes Art Business.

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1940s to Now gallery; photography by Marc F. Henning. Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

View from east into reflection area; photography by Dero Sanford. Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

“You have been unendingly friendly, patient and helpful! You have been so incredibly helpful all along”

Dame Jenny Gibbs, Art Collector and Patron, New Zealand

View from gallery bridge to north lawn with Lowell’s Ocean, steel sculpture by Mark di Suvero; photography by Timonthy Hursley. Courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

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