UA Little Rock to host virtual lecture with Art Appraiser Jennifer Carman

Jennifer Carman

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Art and Design is hosting a free virtual lecture featuring art appraiser Jennifer Carman.

The online lecture, “For What It’s Worth: A Conversation with Art Appraiser Jennifer Carman,” will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Carman will discuss her career, what practicing artists should know about art appraising, and show some examples of her appraisal process

Carman is a graduate of Hendrix College and holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of Glasgow with an emphasis on fine and decorative American and European arts of the Renaissance through the present day. She is a graduate connoisseur of Christie’s Education in London, where she studied paintings, works on paper, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, textiles, silver, and glass.

Carman is an independent art advisor and historian who is an accredited senior appraiser of American and European fine art, decorative arts, and material culture. In 2003, she founded J. CARMAN, Inc., Fine & Decorative Art, a Little Rock based firm specializing in art advisory and appraisal services.

For two decades, Carman has been dedicated to researching and documenting historic and contemporary artists who worked in Arkansas. She has catalogued and appraised the contents of the Drennen-Scott House in Van Buren, Arkansas, as well as cataloged and authored narrative for the quilts at the Historic Arkansas Museum. One of her recent projects was serving as a consultant and author for the expanded and revised edition of Historic Arkansas Museum’s “Arkansas Made” book series, a multi-volume publication that explores the fine and decorative arts made by Arkansas artisans through 1950.

The 2020-21 artWORKS Workshop Series is funded by a grant from the Windgate Foundation. Those who would like to register for the lecture may fill out this online form

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