Museum Holding Panel Discussion on Building an Art Collection


MuseumCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 26, 2013 – The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum will host a panel discussion Oct. 10 titled “Building an Art Collection: Corporate, Museum and Private Collections,” at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. The panel will serve as an introduction to the art world, providing insight into the world of collecting from many different viewpoints. Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the benefits of collecting art, both intellectual and financial, and how to take the first steps.

Panelists will include: Shelley Hagen, curator of the Wells Fargo Collection; Peter Nguyen, director of Crisp Museum; Sarah Riley, professor of art at Southeast and art collector; and Greig Thompson, principal of Thompson Fine Art Services, Harrisburg, Mo.

The Crisp Museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, 518 S. Fountain St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. For additional information, e-mail or call (573) 651-2260.