In addition to the seminars and programming for Program fellows, additional discussions and lectures are held and open to the public, free of charge.


Nothing scheduled at the moment.


On Thursday, February 14, 2019 we celebrated the launch of Models of Integrity: Art and Law in Post-Sixties America by Joan Kee. Kee was in conversation with Program founder and director, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento. A reception followed. The event took place in New York City at Cornell University’s ILR Space, and was co-sponsored by Cornell Law School. For more information on this event please visit


As part of our study and understanding of the changing nature of artistic practices, artist legacies, and property, the Program tours two artist foundations: The Judd Foundation and the Rauschenberg Foundation, both in NYC. The Judd Foundation tour is organized by alum Chris Rawson, and the Rauschenberg Foundation tour is organized by alum and seminar leader, Lauren van Haaften-Schick.


In 2016, the Program collaborated with Cornell Law School and the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space on a major art and law conference on the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres. This conference examined Gonzalez-Torres’ work in relation to collecting and curating, as well as the legal doctrines of property, intellectual property and contractual agreements. This conference took place at the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space in Miami, Florida in February of 2016. More information on the conference at the de la Cruz Collection can be accessed here.

We are happy to announce that the majority of papers presented at the 2016 Felix Gonzalez-Torres conference were published in Cornell Law School's Journal of Law and Public Policy. To accompany the publication, a public symposium at Cornell Law School on the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres was held on Saturday, March 18, 2017.


On October 2017, The Art & Law Program held its very first Oral Arguments, a version of paper presentations. For more information please view our Oral Arguments page.


The Program has collaborated with The Vera List Center (the New School, New York), Cabinet Magazine (Brooklyn), and the International Studio and Curatorial Program (Brooklyn), on public lectures. Other public events including exhibitions and lectures were similarly hosted by Sculpture Center (Queens), Maccarone Gallery (New York), the Dumbo Arts Center (Brooklyn), The New York Bar Association (New York), and the offices of Morrison & Forester LLP (New York), among others. The Program also organized the first Art & Law Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in December of 2015. The Edit-a-Thon was held at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.