Legacy Planning for Artists

Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D., Photo by Wayne Roth

Legacy Planning for Artists

Monday, December 14th at 4 PM via ZOOM


For an artist, the important, and often overlooked, aspects of an artistic career are the documentation of their work and events, and the planning for their legacy. This seminar will touch on the key components that every artist should do: record their activities, develop their resume, organize, conserve and protect their art and their papers, and plan for the management of their estate. Art historian and curator, Ginny Butera, President of Butera Artist Consulting, LLC, will offer approaches and insights into these important topics.


Biography for Virginia Fabbri Butera, PhD

Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D., is the Director of the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, a tenured Professor of Art History, and Chairperson of the Art Department, the Dance and Music Minors, and the MA Program in Digital Media Design and Marketing at Saint Elizabeth University in Morristown, NJ. She received her BA in Renaissance Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, her MA in History of Art from Johns Hopkins University, and her Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York.

Ginny has curated art exhibitions for more than forty years for museums and galleries such as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and other institutions around the country. She has also organized shows at various New Jersey galleries such as the Arts Guild in Rahway, the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, Gallery 14 Maple at Morris Arts in Morristown,  and the Watchung Art Center. In February 2020, she opened her fortieth major exhibition, The Material World, at the Maloney Art Gallery. She has been awarded two NEA grants for multi-disciplinary programs, “The Phrase in Art” and “When Art and Science Collaborate,” and private grants that support the exhibitions and programs of the Gallery. In May 2010, Dr. Butera was named Arts Advocate of the Year by Morris Arts, Morristown, NJ. She has published and lectured widely during her career on various aspects of art history and curating, and on professional practice and legacy planning for artists.


This Class will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent after payment for the class. The fee to attend is $20.

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