It's January 1, 2015!
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Season's Greetings and Best Wishes in 2015!

Dear Friends,

Thanks to you, Center for Art Law had enjoyed a terrifically productive and exciting year (See Year Review ||\ Year Preview Below). In addition to our global yet virtual reach we traveled around the East Coast  personally meeting with members of the art law community and making connections; we welcomed new contributors, as well as our first crop of interns and fellows; we gathered to enjoy films about art law matters and looked at art exhibits through the prism of legal history. Our readership tripled and our accomplishments include financial assistance to members attending conferences as well as sponsorship of participants in the National Cultural Heritage Moot Court Competition. 

In the new year, we are thrilled to welcome more student interns from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Brooklyn Law School. Also, we are ready to dedicate manpower to logistics and fundraising efforts which will allow more of our members benefit from art law offerings in New York, Washington, DC, London, Dusseldorf, and anywhere else where experts gather to discuss hot topics in art law. We look forward to ongoing partnerships with such organizations as Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and Art Watch in programing and exploration of issues of importance to artists, law professionals and students. Finally, we will continue keeping you informed about upcoming events, recent cases of note and relevant publications on the subjects of cultural property, title disputes, copyright, tax and international law that bridge the art and the legal fields.

Before the year takes off in earnest, many thanks are due to all of our writers and editors, our guest lecturers and hosts. We could not have done it without you. May the New Year bring all as much 'art law' as welcomed. As for us, we can never have too much art law, be it thanks to Jeff Koonsgraffiti artists or the art market.

Irina Tarsis

Year Review             || \          Year Preview

Art Law Mixers

Freeman's Auction

Jim Kempner Fine Art

Ascent Contemporary Projects
See Art, Think Art Law 
Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 (Neue Galerie, NYC)
Jeff Koons: A Retrospective (Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC)
Case Reviews
"You've been served"
Dinner and Movie
The Monuments Men (2014)
Portrait of Wally (2012)
"Art Law Blast" Newsletter

Movies: Looking back and looking forward, we wanted to remind you that last year we inaugurated our dinner and a movie club with screenings of "The Monuments Men" and "Portrait of Wally." The 2015 line up picks up with the WWII looting and restitution theme with the showing of "Woman in Gold," based on the story of Maria Altmann and her quest to recover family art from Austria. We will also explore the tale of one of the most prolific art forgers in the US history, Mark Landis, as accounted in "Art & Craft."

Museums: Also in 2014, we offered four guided museum tours in the series "See Art, Think Art Law." Over 100 people joined tours at the Neue Galerie and the Whitney Museum of Fine Art; participants included art dealers, psychiatrist and food critics as well as designers, art historians and lawyers, all curious about art works with the legal history. The exploration continues!

Mixers: In 2014, we traveled around from New York City to Boston, Washington DC and Philadelphia to meet and introduce like-minded people -- law faculty, museum workers, law and art students, lawyers, art historians, curators and archivists. Our wonderful hosts included Ars Libri (MA), Hamiltonian Artists (DC), Freeman's Auction (PA), Lyons Wier Gallery (NY), Mixed Greens (NY), Jim Kempner Fine Art (NY) and Ascent Contemporary (NY). Sincere thanks to all who came and to all who hosted. We learned a lot from all of you and we will bring more into the mix the next time around.

In 2015, we have our sights set on Chicago, Miami, San Francisco and Montreal. In addition, Center for Art Law will continue promoting noteworthy publications and will organize book readings and signings. 

In short, new mixers are in the making.
Visit our website and calendar for announcements.
"Art Law Blast" Newsletter Returns in January.
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