How to Collect Art with Alvin Hall

February 23 at 12pm EST on Zoom

Join us for a conversation about collecting contemporary art with Alvin Hall, an award-winning television and radio broadcaster, financial educator, and best-selling author. Alvin will share his advice and etiquette for purchasing artwork from artists and galleries, the importance of supporting emerging artists, and how he developed his own personal collection of contemporary art. The conversation will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, February 23 at 12PM EST.


Alvin Hall is an award-winning television/radio broadcaster and podcast host, financial educator, best-selling author, and collector of contemporary art. Alvin and his collection of African American contemporary art were recently featured in the article “This Modest New York Apartment Holds One of the Best Art Collections in Town” by Sandra Garcia for The New York Times Style Magazine.

Alvin is known around the world for his celebrated work in television and radio, which is focused on financial management and African American history. His television career included the landmark BBC television series Your Money or Your Life and Alvin’s Guide to Good Business which featured the work of eight social entrepreneurs in Africa, Asia, and North America. Some of his radio programs include The Tulsa Tragedy that Shamed America (BBC World Service) and Jay-Z: From Brooklyn to the Boardroom (BBC Radio 4). He recently hosted the award-winning podcast, Driving the Green Book (Macmillan Podcasts) and completed the Driving the Green Book companion book (forthcoming).

Hall is the author of many other bestselling books, including Getting Started in Stocks, Getting Started in Mutual Funds, You and Your Money: It’s More than Just the Numbers, as well as the children’s book Show Me the Money, which has been published in 20 foreign language editions.

Hall serves as Trustee Emeritus of his alma mater, Bowdoin College, where he received the 2019 Alumni Service Award. He also serves on the Bowdoin College Museum of Art Advisory Council, The Studio Museum in Harlem’s Acquisition Committee, and is the Co-Chair of the Black Art Council at the Museum of Modern Art.

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