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Susan Howe Music & Speaker Event: Building an Art Collection, with Chris McCarthy

July 19, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This lecture will give a brief history of collections, highlight some private, public and controversial collections and explore the building blocks for both personal and institutional collecting.

Christine McCarthy is the Chief Executive Officer of PAAM (since 2001). She is responsible for all artistic, administrative, fiscal and strategic directions at PAAM, the largest presenter of Cape Cod art by national, regional and international artists. Since 1985, McCarthy has worked in numerous galleries and museums in New England. They include the Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery at Providence College; the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT; The Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, NY; and The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MA. She received a B.A. from Providence College in Providence, RI in 1989 and an M.A. from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY in 1992. She was an adjunct professor at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, and taught Managing a Visual Arts Organization for 12 years.


July 19, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Highland House Museum
6 Highland Light Road
North Truro, MA 02652
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