Tips for beginning art collectors as well as for experienced art collectors.
Good reminders for anyone interested in art or already collecting art.
- Buy original art because you like it and because it moves you, and because it will
enhance your life and your living space.
- Visit as many art galleries and art museums as you can, gallery staff can be helpful guides in
your art education.
- Get on gallery or art museum mailing lists so you’ll be invited to openings and special events.
- Visit and join your local art museums and nonprofit art centers.
Curators sometimes give lectures on collecting art.
- Attend National and International Art Fairs and Art Expos whenever possible.
- If you know art collectors, talk to them and find out what they know and what
they’ve learned about collecting art.
- Read books on art history and books about collecting art such as Collecting African American Art by Halima Taha.
- Subscribe to a few art magazines such as The International Review of African American Art..
- Read reviews by local and national art critics, keeping in mind that reviews
usually just reflect one person’s opinion.
- Working with a professional art advisor / art consultant is a good way to learn
about art collecting, and they will guide you through the process of purchasing art.
- Once you’ve educated yourself and have fallen in love with a work of art
buy it, take it home and enjoy it.
Also always keep in mind that most artists and galleries are willing to accept a payment plan
to suit your budget and help you purchase that wonderful piece of art.