Turning Your Collections into a Legacy

Hear from the Experts

Sunday, March 1, 2020

2:30–4:30 pm


Online ticket sales close on Friday, February 28 at 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event.


Are you interested in learning about how your art and collectible objects might feature in your creation of a unique legacy? Join us for a discussion and Q&A featuring appraiser Joan Caballero and attorney Kate Fitz Gibbon. The speakers, experts in the areas of art and law, will address reasons and preparations for downsizing, estate planning, and valuation process of art and objects, alongside a more pointed discussion of the role of museums in downsizing.


No appraisals will be done on-site.


Light refreshments will be served.


$25 for single admission; $40 for two admissions. On sale today.


Albuquerque Museum in the Ventana Salon
2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104


Turning Your Collections into a Legacy is presented with special support from the Albuquerque Community Foundation and the
Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico.

Joan Caballero
As a long-time resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, my professional career and life’s passion have been in the field of American Indian Art. I have worked actively as a qualified appraiser and consultant for historic and contemporary Native American Art, New Mexico Hispanic Art, Southwest regional fine art including that of living artists, Taos Society of Artists, Santa Fe Colony, American antiques and collectibles. My practice provides professional, USPAP compliant appraisals for insurance, charitable donation and estate purposes, in addition to collection curatorial services.
My interest in American Indian art has extended into the non-profit arena in which I served as President and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), the organization that produces the renowned annual Santa Fe Indian Market. Many Native American arts organizations call upon me and my expertise to judge their annual competitions: Santa Fe Indian Market (SWAIA), Gallup Intertribal Ceremonials, Heard Fair, Navajo Nation Fair, Navajo Show and Hopi Show at the Museum of Northern Arizona, and Santa Fe Spanish Market. The City of Santa Fe, New Mexico has used my expertise for the review of grant applications for arts programs offered by local museums, non-profit and arts organizations. The City of Santa Fe has also used my expertise for reviewing applicants for the Santa Fe Plaza Artist Program.
Kate Fitz Gibbon
Kate Fitz Gibbon works in art and cultural heritage law, museum law, trusts, and estate planning. She serves on the board of the New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts, the Committee for Cultural Policy, and the steering committee of the Art and Cultural Heritage Law Committee of the American Bar Association.
Kate was a member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee to the President from 2000 to 2003.
She is a frequent speaker on legal and art historical topics and was editor of Who Owns the Past? Cultural Property, Cultural Policy and the Law, Rutgers University Press, 2005, author of Native American Art and the Law: A Collector’s Guide, 2010 and six books on Asian art, including IKAT, winner of the Wittenborn Prize for Best Art Book of 1996. She is editor of webmagazine culturalpropertynews.org and executive director of the nonprofit Committee for Cultural Policy.