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Friday, October 14, 2016

Oh, The Tours You Can Take

Assets 2017, now open for registration, is coming up March 31 – April 3 in Chicago. There are few better ways to further enrich your Assets experience than by participating in the hands-on tours we have planned at some of Chicago’s most famous art and antiques institutions. Both the Fine Art Tour and the Antiques & Residential Contents Tour will take place Friday, March 31. Let’s take a closer look at each of them:

Our first stop is Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, an auction house with a worldwide reputation for its full service approach and the noteworthy expertise of its specialists. Founded in 1982, it became the largest auction house in the Midwest in just a matter of years and has only continued to grow, having handled property from the estates of Rose Movius Plamer, Melville N. Rothchild, Frank J. and Mary Mackey Jr., among others.

Following a breakout session on Fine Art, attendees will then depart for the Museum of Contemporary Photography, an institution that collaborates with artists, photographers, and
communities both locally and internationally, embracing a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies to establish itself as the leading photography museum in the Midwest. Attendees will be split in half; while one team visits the print room, the other will be given the opportunity to see the exhibition.

Participants will then walk to the Art Institute of Chicago, where they will have lunch before being guided through the AIC’s highlights, including the pieces from the Edlis Donation.

The tour will begin with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. Participants will enjoy breakout sessions—choosing between ARC, Jewelry or Couture—before heading to the Art Institute of Chicago, where they’ll find themselves engaged in lectures on European Decorative Arts and Provenance, before getting the opportunity to explore the world-renowned institute.

We are excited to provide Assets 2017 attendees with auxiliary programming like this year’s Specialty Tours—just one more way to enhance your conference experience and advance your learning within the industry. Spouses/guests are invited to participate, but space is limited and is first-come, first served. Sign up for either tour during the registration process now while spots are still available.

* In the case of either tour, those in need of alternative transportation may contact ISA Headquarters for special accommodations.

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