Artist materials and frames : how they evolved


Jan 9, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


parlor, online on zoom


Salmagundi Library Committee


Open to the public
RSVP required

For those who cannot attend in-person, Zoom streaming is available!
$25 | General admission
FREE | Salmagundi members
FREE | Collectors Circle members with promo code
$15 | Zoom access to attend online
+ $50 | prix-fixe dinner
FREE | glass of wine with admission
Collectors Circle members can use their promo code for a discounted price. Lost the code? It can be requested by emailing
A collectors' circle palette.

About the Event

Introducing a special event for our new program for art collectors, Salmagundi Collectors’ Circle: we will be having a fascinating panel discussion all about the evolution of art materials and frames. Join us for a conversation with specialty vendors of the finest quality paints, pigments, and frames – familiar faces from this year’s 2nd Salmagundi Art Materials Fair, organized by the First Vice President of the club Patricia Watwood.
Pierre Guidetti | formerly with Sennelier
Michael Harding | Michael Harding Paints
Alexander Katlan | painting conservator, moderator

You will learn valuable information about best conservation practices, archival materials, and new products.

Our palette collection

The Salmagundi Club owns the largest collection of late 19th and early 20th century American palettes in the United States. Attendees may view part of this collection by going to the Wiggins bar in the lower level. Throughout history, the club has had a long involvement with artist colormen and artist suppliers, including early club members such as Joseph Grumbacher, Michel Engel, and Arthur C. Friedrichs of Fredix Canvas.


Salmagundi Collectors’ Circle and Salmagundi members who would love to cap the night off with dinner may make a reservation via our Reservations page and include the message “Collectors Circle dinner”.

There is a prix-fixe dinner with a chicken / pasta entree and wine available.

Not your fancy? There is also an a la carte menu to choose from. Pay for your meal in-person with a card or your membership account (no cash).

Salmagundi Collectors Circle

This lecture is part of the Salmagundi Collectors Circle: an annual program for art lovers to unite for enrichment in the arts. There is access to a series of lectures per year, tours, dinners, meeting with artists, and the opportunity to share information with other enthusiasts. Find out more!

Another collectors' circle palette.
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