Inside the Art Market

What constitutes value in a work of art?


Carole Pinto, Columbia Business School '77, Penn BA '72

Co-Sponsored with Penn Club of Washington DC

The premise that one has to be rich in order to purchase art is put to rest thanks to a lively presentation given by Carole Pinto covering topics such as: 

  • what constitutes value in a work of art (authenticity, condition, provenance, etc)
  • where to obtain viable information on the art market, interpreting the auction house figures
  • different venues for buying and selling works of art
  • factors impacting art as an investment vehicle in an unregulated market

Pinto will introduce the topic with a talk on the importance of Paris as the artistic and cultural capital of the world at the turn of the century, a city that attracted artists from all over the world and that gave birth to all the major modernist art movements of the XXth century.

6pm: Social (Open Bar, Cheese platters, Dried Fruit, Grapes, Berries, Assorted Crackers)                      
6:30pm: Presentation, Q&A                  


Carole Pinto received her BA in Architecture and Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University.  She did curatorial work at the Metropolitan and Brooklyn Museums, and help set up the Art Investment department at Sotheby's in New York.  She worked in Corporate Finance at Salomon Brothers, and was a regular contributor to ‘Art and Auction’, and ‘The Fine Art Connoisseur’ magazines, specializing in legal and financial aspects of the art market.  Carole currently works as a private dealer and art adviser and continues to lecture and publish articles on the art market.

Hoff.jpgThe Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in the nation’s capital for over a century. Gatherings for members, exhibits and performances for the public, and a range of private events are held in the club’s historic I Street mansion, which was formerly the home of President James Monroe. Inspired by London’s Chelsea Arts Club and the National Arts Club in Manhattan, Washington artists created their own club in May 1916 and purchased the Monroe House as its home. With a focus on painting, sculpture, music, and drama, the Arts Club provided a contrast to Washington’s more traditional clubs. It was also the first club in the city to admit women as charter members.

Arts Club members come from a wide range of artistic disciplines and professional backgrounds, joined by their shared enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.


Complimentary parking is available after 6 pm at the 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, LAZ garage.
The garage is located on 20th Street between I Street and K Street (please note: enter the garage closest to I Street). A reservation is not required for parking. Let the attendant know you are going to the Arts Club. After 8 pm the garage is closed and one of the Arts club's staff members will need to escort you back to the garage.

June 26, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Arts Club of Washington

2017 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006
United States

Miyako Yerick


Will you come?

$35.00 General public #tickets at $35 each
$30.00 ColumbiaDC members #tickets at $30 each
$30.00 Penn Club Members #tickets at $30 each