IN PERSON: This course provides a unique opportunity to visit the homes of six private art collectors who have graciously agreed to share their extensive collections with us. Students will learn about art collecting while viewing phenomenal private collections that include contemporary, midcentury, classic, folk and primitive work. Each of the collectors will lead us through a tour of their stunning and thought-provoking collections, while sharing interesting facts and stories about many of the artists. The tours will include artworks by nationally and internationally recognized painters, photographers, mixed media artists and sculptors, including Andy Warhol, Chris Roberts-Antieau, Maurice Chapuis, Dale Chihuly, Kehinde Wiley, Sandy Skoglund, Mickalene Thomas, Peter Max, Valerie Bunnell and numerous North Carolina artists. | Lecture + Q&A, Facilitated discussion.
Max enrollment: 24.
Gabrielle Rousso was the executive director of the Art Center Highland Park, a community art center and fine art school. Prior to that she was the CEO and lead designer for Designs Within-Chicago, completing over 100 commercial and residential interior design projects. A graduate of the State College of New Jersey and the Harrington Institute of Interior Design, she is the chairman of the board of Frank Gallery, Chapel Hill, and is an educator, artist, philanthropist and avid art collector.