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Weekend planner — Speakers

John Wieland started building homes in Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1970s and eventually emerged as a major force in that region’s housing industry. Along the way he and his wife became passionate collectors of contemporary art and in 2004 they made a $12 million gift to Atlanta’s High Museum of Art to establish the Wieland Pavilion. On Saturday, Wieland, a 1966 graduate of Amherst College, will be at the school’s Mead Art Museum where he’ll be joined by fellow collectors John Hillman (photography and ceramics) and Charles Wilkes (European sculpture) and Mead Art Museum director Elizabeth Barker for a discussion, e_SDLqCollecting Art Now: Reflections from the inside,” including exploration of the question of how to identify value and distinctions between individual and institutional approaches to collecting.

3 p.m. Free. Champagne reception follows. 542-2335

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