Fashionable Friend Friday Emily McElwreath

This week’s Fashionable Friend Friday is Emily McElwreath. Emily is equipped with over seventeen years of experience as an adviser, independent curator, and art educator; she also boasts a background in sales. Thanks to her time as Director of Communications and Education at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Emily demonstrates the unique ability to understand the art world from both the point of view of the artist and the audience. This skill is continually perfected through extensive involvement in art education: throughout her career, Emily has organized multiple programs, lectures, and panels, featuring distinguished artists, on university campuses and leading NYC venues, in addition to lecturing herself at Sotheby’s Education. Emily has worked on blockbuster exhibitions including Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel, and Nate Lowman at The Brant Foundation, as well as lecturing at top NYC museums including The Whitney and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Most recently, Emily has curated multiple exhibitions with leading emerging artists and is now the host and CEO of The Art Career Podcast. Building relationships with artists continues to be Emily’s main focus, frequenting studio visits, connecting artists with collectors, and building partnerships within the art community. With an MA from Purchase College in Art History with a Concentration in Contemporary Art Criticism and an Art Business Certification from Christie’s Education, Emily McElwreath possesses the diverse, real-world experience and formal academic training.

McElwreath Art Advisory is a full-service firm that provides guidance and assistance to art collectors through a comprehensive list of services. Whether the goal is to acquire a single work, build a collection or add to an existing one we do so through an educated exploration of the art market.  We are uniquely positioned to invigorate the advisory market with a new approach to arts patronage and love to work with individuals and corporations who appreciate being a part of the cultural conversation. Our mission is to promote the work of living artists through interdisciplinary collaboration, institutional partnerships, and most importantly, acquisitions.

Want to learn and be inspired by the leading art professionals who are shaping our culture? The Art Career Podcast is a space-breaking barriers by letting you sit in on candid, straightforward conversations with leaders in visual arts, writing, music, theatre, and film. Join New York-based advisor, curator, and overall artist advocate, Emily McElwreath, for authentic and inspirational conversations with icons of our generation like Cheryl Strayed, Jerry Saltz, and Marilyn Minter. Emily dives deep into topics like self-development, career trajectories, mental health, social justice, and the artists that have changed our lives. Expand your journey through the arts and feel empowered about what you do. Subscribe to The Art Career wherever you find podcasts.

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