Legal Issues: Artist Rights and Estate Planning

Kate Fitz Gibbon

IARC Speaker Series, SAR Boardroom

Thursday, April 12, 2012, 2:00–5:00 pm, Free

Ascending from the Deep RememberingAscending from the Deep RememberingMichael Kabotie (Lomawywesa). Oil on canvas, 1999; SAR.1999-4-1; photograph by Addison Doty.Ascending from the Deep RememberingMichael Kabotie (Lomawywesa). Oil on canvas, 1999; SAR.1999-4-1; photograph by Addison Doty.

This lecture addresses the legal issues that arise with artist legacies and rights, such as how to work with museums, estate planning, and tax issues. Attorney Kate Fitz Gibbon will touch on these issues and answer questions from the audience about what rights artists have and what to watch for when trying to create a legacy. Audience members are highly encouraged to come prepared with questions to ask Ms. Fitz Gibbon.

Kate Fitz Gibbon obtained her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where she received the Helen S. Carter Prize and the Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law. She has a master's degree from St. John's College and bachelor of arts from Skidmore College. She was honored to serve on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the President for both Presidents William Clinton and George W. Bush. She received the George Wittenborn Memorial Award from ARLIS (Art Libraries Society of North America) in 1997 and was named a Cotsen Scholar at The Textile Museum in Washington, DC, in 2002.

Nationally and internationally, she works in art law and cultural heritage issues, as well as the legal management of private collections. She is an authority on Asian art and an author and contributor to eight books covering both art and art law. Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and in numerous magazines, and she is a frequent lecturer at museums and conferences.

Sponsored by Anne Ray Charitable Trust

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