Contemporary Crossroads II

Contemporary Crossroads II
Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:30am - 6:00pm

Contemporary Crossroads II
Art Basel Miami

 Friday December 8, 2017
Loews Miami Beach Hotel

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Join Yale alumni and friends for an engaging afternoon with world class alumni and specialists in the Arts as we get an in-depth look into the contemporary arts scene during the internationally acclaimed Art Basel Miami. Whether you are a seasoned collector, avid art enthusiast, practitioner, or just beginning your artistic journey, this event is for you. The Yale Alumni Art League invites you to our afternoon symposium and networking reception at the stylish Loews Miami Beach Hotel in the heart of South Beach.


Schedule of events:

11:30am – 12:20pm :Race, Gender & Sexuality in Contemporary Art
Presented by Jafari Allen, Associate Professor, University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences.

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Luncheon: Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope

Presented by Frauke V. Josenhans, the Horace W. Goldsmith Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery. Artists in Exile: Expressions of Loss and Hope presents an innovative approach to the theme of exile, considering artists who left their country of birth, or their adopted home, for a variety of reasons. Triggered by a reflection on how war, genocide, and terrorism still today cause waves of refugees and exiles, the exhibition aims to expand the traditional narrative of exile in the visual arts by juxtaposing artists from different time periods and different continents, with a special focus on female, African American, East Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern artists.

1:45 – 2:45 pm: Perspective: Artists at Work

Beyond labels and titles, these artists are dynamic voices in the Art World. Here what it really means to work as an artist today in this intimate conversation moderated by designer Miko McGinty ’93, ’98 MFA.

  • Rashayla Marie Brown ’04, artist, Director of Student Affairs for Diversity and Inclusion at the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Nathan Carter ’99 MFA, artist, Lecturer in Art at Princeton University
  • Mauricio Cortes Ortega ’16 MFA, artist 

2:45 – 3:30 pm: The Art of Collecting

There are various strategies on collecting art. Are you a major investor in need of a seasoned art consult? Perhaps you are a weekend browser with a desire to seriously develop a collection. Moderated by Nicholas Roman Lewis '93, hear from the experts on current art market trends and insights to begin and expand your personal and private art collections.

  • Eric Shiner '03 MA, Senior Vice President of Contemporary Art, Sotheby's
  • Chip Tom '77, Curator, Heather James Fine Art

3:45 – 4:45pm: In Conversation with Rina Banerjee ’95 MFA

Pamela Franks, the Seymour H. Knox, Jr., Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Yale University Art Gallery will interview artist Rina Banerjee whose work has been described as fearsome, imaginative, dreamlike and ultimately liberating.

4:45 – 6:00pm: Networking Cocktail Reception

Mix and mingle with alumni and friends in the heart of South Beach!

If you are exhibiting at Art Basel Miami or any of the satellite fairs please email us at so we may include you in our listings.