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The Art of Business is a luncheon series featuring business people presenting a topic of interest highlighting how commercial enterprise spurred and funded artistic endeavors. Emphasis is on the history of Europe from Ancien Greece to the mid-20th century with topics showcasing the intersection of culture and commerce.
MAY 4th 2017: Albina Shagimuratova, a coloratura soprano
March 6th 2017: Sebastien Laboureau, curator of France Pavilion
Make your passion for art a successful business
Sebastien Laboureau, long-time, art enthusiast and experienced art collector will share his experience during a 2h luncheon. Sebastien Laboureau is an art consultant located both in Miami and Paris, with partners in Latin-America and Asia, trusted advisor of private collectors, and various institutions all over the world. As a respected and independent expert on the art market, he is a keynote speaker to various private banks, art fairs and public institutions to give lectures and conferences on the art market and on selected art history topics.
December 6th 2016: Bruce Partterson
Striking the Right Chord when Protecting Intellectual property
Bruce Patterson is a partner in the intellectual property law firm of Patterson & Sheridan, LLP. Since learning to play acoustic guitar in his youth, Bruce’s passion remains music including performing at venues around Houston. In his presentation, Bruce described how Patterson & Sheridan, LLP helps businesses to identify hidden gems of intellectual property and takes steps to thwart infringers