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Gallery Talk & Sherry in the Stacks with Mark S. Roe, Head Curator, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 03:00pm - 05:00pm

mark s roe collageEnjoy sherry and a gallery talk led by Mark S. Roe, Head Curator at JPMorgan Chase Art Collection as he discusses the art in the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection.

From the JPMorgan Chase website:
The JPMorgan Chase Art Collection began in 1959 when David Rockefeller, then president of The Chase Manhattan Bank, established the firm’s art program and took the lead in the field of corporate art collecting. By integrating artwork with the architecture of new buildings and incorporating an enlightened approach to acquisitions, this forerunner of corporate collections became a model for other companies worldwide.

Today it is one of the oldest and largest corporate art collections in the world, focusing on modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, works on paper and photography, which continue to be the portfolio's strength. This core collection is enhanced by a diverse and eclectic range of objects from every country in which JPMorgan Chase does business, offering a unique perspective on the firm’s culture.

The JPMorgan Chase Art Program oversees more than 30,000 objects in 450 corporate offices around the globe. In addition, the program administers an active museum loan program, originates traveling exhibitions, provides educational programming for internal and external audiences, and supports the firm’s global philanthropic and sponsorship activities.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. believes that arts and culture are the lifeblood of vibrant communities. They support a range of programs and events that foster creativity, provide access to the arts to underserved audiences, promote self expression and celebrate diversity.


About the presenter:
Mr. Roe has global responsibility for the management of one of the oldest and most extensive corporate art collections in the world, begun in 1959 by David Rockefeller. Mark has curated and assisted in the organization of numerous exhibitions, educational programs and tours, most recently When We Were Young, at the YoungArts Foundation, Miami (2016). Since graduating from the University of Iowa and Washington University in Saint Louis, Mark has worked at academic and commercial art institutions and as an independent curator. Since 1994, Mark has held the position of art curator for legacy firms Chemical Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, and now JPMorgan Chase. Mark is an artist, writer, and lecturer, and resides in Manhattan.

Robert Barber (American, born 1922)
Untitled, 1964
Oil on canvas
JPMorgan Chase Art Collection
© Robert Barber; Courtesy of the artist and Kerry Schuss, New York

ArtShowWebsiteRelated Programming during weeklong celebration of the arts:
Friday,September 22: Art Show Entry Deadline
Saturday, October 14: Preview Party Fundraiser ticketed opening reception- 6 - 9pm
Saturday, October 14 - Sunday, October 22: Green Art Show
Sunday, October 15: Gallery Talk “Sherry in the Stacks” – 3:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, October 18: Express Yourself: Afternoon Art - 4:00-5:30pm
Wednesday, October 18: The Art of Restoration – 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, October 19: Day Art Trip: Brooklyn Museum – 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday, October 19: Sip & Paint – 7:00-8:30pm
Friday, October 20: Southport Galleries Exhibition Opening: Abstract Women – 5:00pm
Saturday, October 21: Explore Your Story – 10am-12pm and 1:00-3:00pm
Saturday, October 21: Karl Soderlund Portrait Demonstration - 2:00-3:30pm
Sunday, October 22: Artists & Collectors Party, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Thank you to sponsors:

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Location : Reading Room
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 115