The Art of Leadership Lecture Series was created in 2002 by Lawrence Klepner, Managing Partner, Manhattan Ridge Advisors, New York, NY.

The hugely successful series of talks features guest speakers who present their expertise on art and the art market at evening events or over lunch. As a growing number of entrepreneurs and hedge-fund managers are collecting, art has become an important part of a lifestyle, and everyone wants to learn more about this exploding field, especially during such dramatic economic times.

Cutting-edge art, emerging artists and the international art market are all covered in Art of Leadership. The presentations have attracted some of the major player of today’s art world, all leaders in their fields. Recent speakers include Glenn Lowry, MoMA; Chuck Close, Artist; Lisa Dennison, formerly with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, now with Sotheby’s; Simon de Pury, Phillips de Pury; Paola Antonelli, MoMA; and Sergey Skaterschikov, IndexAtlas Group, LLC.