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Forum focuses on valuation of art

November 6, 2008

The Jordan H. and Joan R. Leibman Annual Forum this month at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis will discuss the valuation of art. The event examines issues related to the legal and business environment of the arts.

John Vanausdall, president and CEO of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, and Debra Force, president and founder of Debra Force Fine Art, will be the featured speakers at the event. Vanausdall joined the Eiteljorg Museum in 1996 after spending 18 years at the Indianapolis Children's Museum. Force's company - formed in 1999 - offers American art and provides appraisal and consulting services. She lectures frequently about American art and has appeared on PBS' Antiques Roadshow.

The event, free and open to the public, is presented by the Indiana University Kelley School of Business - Indianapolis, Herron School of Art & Design, and the IU School of Law - Indianapolis. The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Herron School's Frank and Katrina Basile Auditorium, 735 W. New York St., Indianapolis. A reception will immediately follow in the Grand Hall. For more information, contact Shaun Ingram at (317) 278-4789 or slingram@iupui.edu.

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