The Directors Forum: BEYOND BOUNDARIES

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The 2012 Directors Forum
New York City, October 28-30, 2012



The three-day Directors Forum conference will begin with an opening reception and dinner at the historic National Arts Club. Two full-days of thought provoking sessions will follow at Sotheby's, The Guggenheim Museum and the newly redesigned National Academy Museum & School. The program includes all sessions, the opening dinner, morning coffee receptions, exhibition tours, lunch and evening gallery receptions. Transportation is not included.


                         Keynote Address THE QUALITY INSTINCT:
                   Seeing Art Through a Museum Director's Eye


                   Maxwell L. Anderson
                Dallas Museum of Art

Maxwell L. Anderson, the Eugene McDurmott Director of The Dallas Museum of Art, returns to the Directors Forum to discuss his new book The Quality Instinct: Seeing Art Through a Museum Director's Eye. Part personal memoir, part thinking person's guide to the museum experience, his book is filled with wit, humor, anecdotes and insights from the author's thirty-years in the highly competitive, often contentious art world. Anderson will take us on a grand tour of ancient and contemporary art, sharing five simple metrics of quality that help to increase "visual literacy" as we learn to see, not simply look—and yes, to judge.



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