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WHEN: TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Please join us for an engaging panel discussion with Sotheby's Institute of Art alumni working in the trade and experts from the design industry. Ann-Marie Richard, Program Director, MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design moderates. Reception to follow.


Ann-Marie Richard, Program Director, alumna
Ann-Marie Richard is an art and design specialist, curator, art historian, and advisor. Prior to her full-time appointment as Program Director, she was Executive Vice President of Gurr Johns. She has lectured extensively on the topics of connoisseurship, collecting, conservation, provenance, emerging markets, and the related subtleties of art and decorative arts appraising at institutions such as the American Association of Museums, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Pratt Institute. Exhibitions she has curated have been favorably reviewed in national and international publications including Art in America, ArtNews, The New York Times, Art-Times Russia, and Korea Times.


Christine Tuttle, alumna
Christine Tuttle is a nationally recognized designer focusing on luxury residential, boutique commercial, and hospitality spaces. With an art history background that informs her design direction, her approachable advice has been seen nationally on the TV show "This Old House®”, the oldest home improvement show on television. Tuttle has a varied background that spans over 25 years and includes art gallery management, studies in the history of architecture, horticulture, historic preservation, and construction management. Boston-based, she gives back to the Greater Boston community with an emphasis on fine arts and education. Ms. Tuttle attended the Works of Art certificate program at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London.

Elsa Massey, alumna
Elsa Massey serves as Assistant Curator, Vintage at One Kings Lane, a leading online luxury furniture and decor retailer. She focuses on decorative art and design in the ecommerce arena, providing accessibility of antiques to a national audience. She is in the early stages of her career, and has been actively working in the design market for nearly four years. Prior to entering the retail industry, Elsa held positions at Christie's, Rago and Millea Brothers Auctions. Elsa Massey is a graduate of the American Fine and Decorative Art program at Sotheby's Institute of Art.

Bradley Goad, alumnus
Bradley Goad is a graduate of the American Fine and Decorative Art program at Sotheby's' Institute of Art and holds an undergraduate degree in Music from the University of Michigan. For the last two years, he has served as Business Director and Associate Art and Design Consultant at Piccione Design, researching and managing the purchase and commission of contemporary design pieces in collaboration with some of the world's top auction houses and galleries. Prior to Piccione Design, he served as the Administrator for the Design Department at Phillips and interned for the Design Department at Christie's.

Zoe Alexander Fisher
Zoe Alexander Fisher is the co-founder and director of Fisher Parrish Gallery, and director of Patrick Parrish Gallery. She is the founder of the former HANDJOB Gallery and co-founder of 99¢ Plus Gallery. Fisher's curatorial work is focused on offering creatives, whose practice lies in-between established notions of contemporary art and design, an opportunity and space to explore, expand and enrich the dialogue around objects and their meaning in our daily lives. She was named one of Dwell’s 2016 “Design Talents to Watch,” and has been featured in The New York Times, W Magazine, PAPER Magazine, Art News, Artnet News, Observer, Brooklyn Magazine, Sight Unseen and more. Zoe received her BFA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College.