The Collecting Series

Offering opportunities from art talks to art walks to awaken your inner collector.

Katherine Reid
Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 7-8 pm | included in museum admission

Meet Katherine Reid, VP, Art & Objects Division, Sotheby’s, New York, NY

Reid, currently Vice President of the Art & Objects division at Sotheby’s, has been a part of the art world ecosystem for nine years. From an internship at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, to launching her New York career with the Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Art at Christies, to taking part in the founding of Art Agency, Partners, one of the most innovative advisory businesses in the art world, Reid’s depth of experiences in the art world have only fueled her desire to collect across categories. Reid may currently be a resident of Manhattan but her love of art and objects can be traced all the way back to Saturday morning clay classes at MAG.

Previously in the Series:

World Class Collecting on a Budget
Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 7 pm | included in museum admission

2019 Collectors Series Panel

Join us for an informative discussion on how to build a smart art collection without breaking the bank. Mediated by MAG Director Jonathan Binstock, this panel includes three innovative art collectors:
Ian Wilson – Organizer WALL\THERAPY
Nigel Maister – Artistic Director of UR International Theatre Program
Kenneth Montague – Art collector and founder and director of Wedge Curatorial Projects

If you are MAG member or a UofR student, staff or faculty, admission is free. Join MAG today!

Above WALLTHERAPY organizer Ian Wilson, standing in front of the Troup Street mural. PHOTO (detail) BY LAUREN PETRACCA for CITY Newspaper.

The Lure of the Local
Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 7 pm | included in museum admission

This event is a collaboration between MAG and Rochester Art Collectors (RAC). Join us for what promises to be a lively panel discussion on the topic: The Lure Of The Local. Panelists will consider a range of topics related to collecting art in Rochester, NY.

Roslyn Goldman, certified art appraiser and past president of Appraisers Association of America
Alex Gruttadaro, owner of Makers Gallery and Studio; practicing artist; teacher
Jess Marten, Curator in Charge/Curator of American Art at MAG

Brown Hound Downtown | 6:30-7 pm
The social mixer is free for RAC members at the Brown Hound Downtown inside the Memorial Art Gallery. Cash bar. Order from the menu.

Auditorium 7-8 pm | Included in museum admission | MAG members are free
This event is open to the public. You may pay your admission at the Admissions Desk upon arrival. MAGthursdays begin 1/2 price admission at 5 pm.

Art Collecting for Passion and Investment
Thursday, January 25, 2018 | 7 pm | 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.