Anne and Michael Spalter

Co-Founders, The Anne + Michael Spalter Digital Art Collection, New York, USA

"Join us alongside HeK on June 8th, 2020 at 1400 UTC on Art + FinTech 2.0 webcast series where we will give insights on building a new media art collection and tackling challenges around preservation and exhibition of these works."

The Anne and Michael Spalter collection of digital art is one of the world's largest private collections with over 750 works by digital pioneers and innovators

The Anne and Michael Spalter Digital Art Collection (Spalter Digital), New York, USA is one of the world's largest private collections of early computer art, comprising over 750 historically important works from the second half of the twentieth century. Spalter Digital, which focuses on plotter drawings but includes other 2D media as well as sculpture and 16mm film, is home to major and iconic examples from key artists in the field.

Spalter Digital has loaned work to the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice), the Daelim Museum (Seoul), and others.

Anne Spalter is a digital mixed media artist and academic who founded Brown’s and RISD’s digital fine arts programs in the 1990s. She is the author of The Computer in the Visual Arts (Addison-Wesley, 1999). Her artwork is in permanent collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Michael Spalter is the chairman of the board of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and is on the advisory boards of Harvard University's cultural entrepreneurship program and the Nantucket Project. In 2017, the Spalters were tapped for the Whitney Museum of American Art's inaugural Digital Art Acquisition Committee.