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The Last Five Photos I Bought: Building a Collection of Photos

Join Karen Irvine, Brian Lang and David Oresick for a discussion on the topic of art collecting! Our panel will discuss collections and collecting from three unique view points: museum collections, corporate collections and small-budget personal collections! Join us for a stimulating conversation on how works of art end up in institutions and our homes alike! Register for this event below.

Karen Irvine is the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College Chicago. Karen holds an MFA in Photography from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and an MA in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has organized over forty-five exhibitions of contemporary photography at the MoCP and other venues including the Hyde Park Art Center;  Rockford Art Museum; Lishui International Photography Festival, China; Daegu Photography Biennale, South Korea, and the New York Photo Festival. 

Brian Lang is the Curator of the Corporate Art Collection at BNY Melon. The collection at BNY Melon is housed over multiple countries and spans over four centuries of art including British watercolors, drawings from the 18th to 20th centuries, 19th century American paintings, historic artifacts and contemporary art. During his time at BNY Mellon, Brian has organized numerous loan exhibitions from the collection with institutions including the Andy Warhol Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art and the Tacoma Art Museum among others.  

David Oresick is the Executive Director of Silver Eye Center for Photography. David holds an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was a co-founder of the video-art screening series Video Playlist at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and previously held a position at the Light Work Artist In Residence program at Syracuse University. Recently, David organized a multi-site exhibition of new work by artist LaToya Ruby Frazier and local artist and education Sandra Gould Ford. 


The 2018 Silver Eye Benefit Auction is made possible in part by our generous sponsors

Earlier Event: May 5
What to Buy and Why!
Later Event: May 19
2018 Silver Eye Benefit Auction