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Renee Vara

Renee Vara

Adjunct Instructor

Renée Vara is the Director of VARA ART with over 25 years of art market and advisory experience specializing in 20th century contemporary and emerging art and design.  She is a certified USPAP appraiser tested in 4 areas of fine art specialization, currently serving on the Advisory Council for the Appraiser’s Association of America. She has curated more than 40 international emerging art shows at venues including Art Basel Miami and Istanbul Biennale. Renée has served as an art expert for legal cases including the landmark VARA litigation 5Pointz v. G&M Realty L.P.  She is an award-winning faculty member at NYU who has taught courses in art business, collection management, and art history for over a decade, and served as an Appointed Lecturer at the Guggenheim (NY) and Sotheby's Institute. 

Currently Teaching

Art Market Practices: Building and Managing Collections

Learn the fundamental concepts of building an art collection, and examine the role of the professional art adviser in the marketplace.