The Collecting Series

Offering opportunities from art talks to art walks to awaken your inner collector.
The next Collecting Series will be on Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 7 pm
included in museum admission

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Art Collecting for Passion and Investment
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 7 pm | MAG Auditorium | included in museum admission

Join us for a lively, informative panel discussion mediated by MAG Director Jonathan Binstock with three movers and shakers of the global contemporary art world:

  • Elaine Goldman, collector, museum patron, and art philanthropist, New York City
  • Todd Levin, art advisor, curator, lecturer, New York City
  • Henry Thaggert, collector, museum patron, and art philanthropist, Washington, DC

Elaine - Todd _ Henry


Elaine Goldman
Goldman is a collector and philanthropist who serves as a trustee of the Aperture Foundation, a multi-platform publisher and center for the photography community; and as a member of the photography committee of The Morgan Library & Museum, focusing on 19th-century art books and photographers. She is involved with a variety of other art organizations in New York City and beyond that promote and inspire contemporary artists, including MAG.

Todd Levin
An art advisor with more than 30 years in the industry, Todd Levin of Levin Art Group in New York City has worked with some of the world’s foremost art collectors, buying and selling blue-chip and emerging work on their behalf. Known for his curatorial eye and tough-minded expertise, Levin has helped build in-depth collections that are both financially successful and historically significant.

Henry L. Thaggert
Thaggert is a collector and art patron in Washington, DC, where he is a corporate attorney for a Fortune 500 company. Mr. Thaggert has served on boards of several arts institutions including the Baltimore Museum of Art, the George Mason University’s School of the Arts, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, and the Millennium Arts Salon, an educational group focused on African-American art and culture.

MODERATOR: Jonathan P. Binstock
Prior to becoming MAG’s seventh director, Jonathan P. Binstock was senior vice president and senior advisor in modern and contemporary art for Citi Private Bank’s Art Advisory & Finance group. An expert in post-World War II art, Binstock worked globally with Citi clients and their families to build personal art collections, and also with the art finance program, ensuring the quality of artworks in the bank’s collateral pool and assessing their value.

shown top: Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Convertible Series, Group 10, (detail) 2011.

Mirror and reverse glass painting on plaster and wood.
Dimensions: 47 x 47 x 1 1/4 in.