Elizabeth Szancer is an art curator and the principal of ESKart LLC, an art advisory firm, providing curatorial and collections management services to private collectors, corporations and museums for over thirty years. ESKart focuses on the development, maintenance, and in-depth research of collections.
Elizabeth began her career at the Whitney Museum and later went on to become an Assistant Curator of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection. She has served various professional organizations, most notably the Association of Professional Art Advisors, where she was a past president and currently is vice president. The mission of APAA is to uphold the standards and ethical practices in the field of art advisory. Elizabeth has been a member of the Exhibitions Committee of the International Center of Photography for many years, is on the Art Advisory Board of Fountain Gallery, which provides opportunities for artists with mental disabilities, and was appointed by Governor David Paterson of New York to serve on the Empire State Plaza Art Commission. She also serves on the Professional Fine Arts Committee of FAPE (Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies).
In 2011, Elizabeth curated the 10th anniversary exhibition of the Neue Galerie New York, “The Ronald S. Lauder Collection: Selections from the 3rd Century BC to the 20th Century. Germany, Austria, and France.”
With her long-proven career, Elizabeth often shares her expertise by participating in public programs and in publications relating to the practices of art collecting and curating. She was one of the interviewees included in the 2014 documentary film, “Gray Matters”, about the architect and designer, Eileen Gray.
Elizabeth holds a B.A. and M.A. in art history.