Belanger Art Methods - Art Valuation and Art Collection Management

Robert R. Belanger

Robert R. Belanger, the founder of Belanger Art Methods, is a Dallas-based arts consultant who specializes in the management, research, and publication of international collections of fine, decorative, archaeological, ethnographic, and religious works of art.

A Connecticut native, Belanger received his formal academic training in the fields of art history, classics, history, and linguistics. He is an alumnus of Emory University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Richmond, and is a graduate of the Leadership Arts Institute.

Over the past decade, Belanger has overseen a myriad of special projects in the museum field. These range from collections research, care, documentation, and organization to designing and implementing educational, publications, and exhibitions campaigns. Among the many institutions with which he has worked are the Dallas Museum of Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, the Meadows Museum, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. To date, he has mounted over forty exhibitions and published works of art from numerous collections.

Belanger has extensive experience working with private and corporate collections in a business setting. As a regional representative for Sotheby’s, the international auction house, Belanger routinely handled the logistics of buying and selling at auction while evaluating a wide range of materials from around the globe. The diversity of these collections quickly matched the size and scope of his museum experiences and carried him into the field of private collection management.

Additionally, Belanger is an avid archaeologist and educator with a specialization in ancient and non-Western material culture, and has lectured widely on these topics in both museum and university settings. Prior to settling in Texas, he spent several years abroad conducting field research on excavations for the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Southern Methodist University and Stanford University. As an advocate of the arts, he actively supports the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, where he has assisted with the development of several record-breaking charity auctions, and the Dallas Museum of Art, where he has been elected a co-chair of the Junior Associate’s Circle.


Caroline Finlay Belanger

Caroline Finlay Belanger is a Dallas-based art consultant who specializes in the acquisition, installation, and transportation of fine and decorative works of art from local, national, and international sources.

A Houston native with an international background, Belanger received her extensive university training in the fields of art history and linguistics. She is an alumna of Trinity University and the University of Glasgow, and is a graduate of the Christie’s Art Education Program.

Settling in Dallas in 2004, Belanger has extensive experience working with primary and secondary market collections of modern and contemporary art. A specialist in Latin American art, particularly from Cuba and Argentina, Belanger routinely works with both established and emerging artists and has helped curate, transport, and install nearly thirty exhibitions. She was formerly the associate director of Pan American Art Projects, a registrar at the Meadows Museum, and has worked in a public relations capacity for the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Women & Their Work, and the McNay Art Museum.

Since 2009, Belanger has also served as the Director of Public Relations and Development for Art This Week. A non-profit organization consisting of a website and video podcast devoted to the visual arts, Art This Week features in-depth interviews with artists and curators about their processes. In this role, Belanger has interviewed a wide variety of notable contemporary artists, including Liam Gillick, Robert Lazzarini, Michael Craig Martin, and Eve Sussman, among others.

With a familiarity in the mounting of non-profit and corporate exhibitions, Belanger has curated installations for 3M, the Dallas Theater Center, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and the University of Dallas. She is also an active advocate of the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, where she has helped several charity auctions attain record giving, and the Dallas Museum of Art, where she has been selected to serve as a co-chair of the Junior Associates Circle. She is pleased to offer her expertise in the formation of private and corporate collections, affiliated marketing and event planning, and the application of technology to arts initiatives.


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