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Art: 20th Century Design
Karen Rigdon
Karen Rigdon
Director, Decorative Arts & Design/Silver & Vertu
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With a Master's Degree from the Cooper Hewitt Museum's program in Decorative Arts History, Karen's career has led her down numerous paths including the development of exhibitions and collections of modern design as well as into teaching. She entered the field working with renowned museum collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Honing her eye and expanding  her knowledge through extensive travel and exposure to important European collections enhanced her roles in development and purchasing for galleries in Birmingham, MI, Chicago and Atlanta before joining the Silver and Decorative Arts Departments at Heritage in 2007.

Brandon Kennedy
Brandon Kennedy
Consignment Director, Modern & Contemporary Art
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Brandon Kennedy earned his Bachelors of Fine Art in Painting & Drawing from The University of North Texas in 1996 and then graduated with a Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture from the Yale School of Art in 1998. Since then, he  has worked in a number of galleries, non-profit spaces, and museums in various capacities.  In addition to his time spent working in art institutions, he has also exhibited, curated, and written about art and book culture. After a seven-year stint in the independent & collectible book trade in New York City, Brandon returned to the Dallas area in 2010 and was hired as a cataloguer in the Rare Books department at Heritage Auctions later that same year.  In 2012, with his great interest and knowledge in Modern & Contemporary Art, he transferred to the department where he now works with clients as a Consignment Director.

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