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Art/History/Amagansett Returns for Third Year

Dan Rizzie

For the third year, the Amagansett Free Library will present a series of free conversations on Saturdays and Sundays over three weekends in September focusing on the art, artists, and cultural institutions that are important to the East End.

Dubbed Art/History/Amagansett, the series of six conversations launches on Sept. 9 and continues through Sept. 24, all beginning at 6 p.m. 

The series kicks off with a conversation featuring renowned artist Dan Rizzie, who will be discussing his work with his friend, the scholar, philanthropist, and collector Randy Lerner, on Saturday, September 9.

On Sunday, September 10, gallerists Sara De Luca (Ille Arts) and Kathryn Markel of Kathryn Markel Fine Arts and collector/dealer Norman Brosterman will explore strategies for building a personal art collection, large or small, with curator/artist Janet Goleas.

On the following weekend, in a co-presentation with Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, East End filmmaker Roger Sherman will screen his Emmy- and Peabody-award winning documentary, “Alexander Calder,” on Saturday, September 16. On the Sunday, September 17, art lawyer Carol Steinberg will decode new laws that protect artists in consigning their work in a seminar for artists and gallerists.

On the final weekend of the series, Andrea Grover will go behind the scenes on her time at the Parrish Museum and her first year as executive director of Guild Hall in a conversation with friend Ned Rifkin, a museum director and former undersecretary of the Smithsonian on Saturday, September 23.

In a second co-presentation with Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival, director Neil Leifer and producer Walter Bernard will screen and discuss their documentary “Portraits of a Lady,” which follows a historic painting session of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor with 25 artists held on a single day.

The programs are free and open to the public, however, reservations are required. The Amagansett Library is at 215 Main Street, Amagansett, N.Y.  For information and reservations call 631.267.3810


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