Please join us for a SIDLEYWomen-hosted virtual art tour of selected pieces in the Sidley collection and a special conversation with Senior Counsel Cathy Kaplan and Michele Coleman Mayes, General Counsel of the New York Public Library. Cathy and Michele, who are both collectors and share a deep passion for art, will discuss Sidley’s extensive collection of art by artists such as Faith Ringgold, Dana Scruggs, Kara Walker, Graciela Iturbide, and Zanele Muholi. They will share their perspectives on the significance of featured pieces and how this art reflects both historical and personal narratives of the artists.
Michele Coleman Mayes is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the New York Public Library (2012 – present). She previously held the position of General Counsel for Allstate Insurance Company (2007–2012) and Pitney Bowes Inc. (2003–2007). Ms. Mayes served on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration from 2013–2014. She was Chair of the Commission on Women in the Profession of the American Bar Association from 2014–2017. In 2015, she became a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel. In August 2016, she was elected to the Board of Directors of Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO). She is a sought-after speaker on the topic of diversity and inclusion. She is co-author of the book Courageous Counsel: Conversations with Women General Counsel in the Fortune 500.
Top banner artwork, left to right:
DANA SCRUGGS, Fire on the Beach, 2019 | GRACIELA ITURBIDE, Mujer Ángel (Angel Woman), 1979
Bottom banner artwork, left to right:
LILIANA PORTER, The Intruder, 2011| ZANELE MUHOLI, Zonk'zizwe, Green Market Square, Cape Town, 2017