The Business of Art

Business of ArtTHE BUSINESS OF ART WELCOMES a wide range of guest speakers who have made art their career. Hear their stories and benefit from their experiences and knowledge.


Stay past 5 p.m. in the Turner Memorial Art Gallery and stick around for The Business of Art lecture at 6 p.m. Lecture is free for members; otherwise a $5 donation is suggested. Some in-depth programs may have additional fees. 

The Business of Art is made possible by the
FMH Foundation.


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The Marfa Arts Scene
Susan Sutton, Executive Director, Ballroom Marfa
Thursday, April 9 | 6 to 7 pm
Wagner Wing

Susan Sutton came to curatorial work and arts administration through diverse art and design studies. Interning at the Menil Collection and eventually becoming part of the Menil’s curatorial team, Susan was exposed to an expansive and idiosyncratic collection that encouraged unconventional connections between art across time and place. Projects at the Menil entailed working with contemporary African Art, Byzantine Art, and fashion. Now as Executive Director at Ballroom Marfa, she is facilitating Ballroom’s experimental contemporary art programming which has given way to the Marfa Dialogues, a way to look at how contemporary art practice can speak to larger global issues by way of small town conversation and engagement. Susan will speak about her journey to Executive Director and how Marfa Dialogues offers a multiple point entry into contemporary, art policy, science and civic engagement.



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