Diane McManus Jensen, director of Jensen Fine Arts, offers an accessible approach and a realistic view into forming a collection, while attempting to demystify the process. She unveils the passion behind the pursuit of art. Diane believes that collecting reveals much about the character of the owner, and brings a sense of originality to any living space. It is fascinating and challenging to discover what sparks an individual's interest, and propels them down the path toward a certain type of collection.

She desires to explore what inspires clients' avocation on whatever scale suits their objective.

 

Diane continues to interview collectors and lectures nationwide. She offers tips & insights on subjects related to art collecting, with practical advice that is invaluable to connoisseurs and those beginning to collect.

Lectures

Diane McManus Jensen’s Speaking and Signing Engagements on The Art of Collecting:

 

Television & Radio:

  •  Emily Rooney, GREATER BOSTON, WGBH Ch. 2, Boston

  •  Diane Goshgarian, Books and Authors Show, Brookline Cable Station BATV

  •  Mindy Todd, WMVY, WGBH, NPR Radio

 

Speaking Engagements and Book Signings:

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, dialogue with Malcolm Rogers, Director MFA, for the Denman Ross Society, “What Does It Take to Make a Great Collector?”

  • Architectural Digest / N.Y. Times Home Design Show, speaking with Vicente Wolf and Darryl Carter, (ASID), New York, NY

  • Chilton Club, Boston, MA

  • Algonquin Club, Boston, MA

  • Union Club, New York, NY

  • Eleanor & Edsel Ford Home &Museum, Grosse Pointe, MI

  • New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT

  • The High Museum, Atlanta, GA, Collectors’ Group

  • Huntington Library & Museum, Pasadena, CA, Collectors' group

  • The Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA

  • The Wellesley Booksmith, Wellesley, MA

  • The Cape Cod Museum, Dennis, MA

  • Palm Beach International Art Show, West Palm Beach, FL

  • Naples International Art Show, Naples, FL

  • The Beach Club, Palm Beach, FL

  • ArtHamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

  • Ellis Memorial Antique Show, Boston, MA

  • The Copley Society, Young Collectors Circle, Boston, MA

  • American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY

  • Sotheby’s New York, NY (Book Launch Party)

  • The Beach Club, Palm Beach, FL

  • Women’s 2nd Friday Group, Brookline, MA

  • Women’s Group, Martha's Vineyard, MA

  • Initiatives in Art & Culture American Art Conference, NY, NY

  • Portobello Road, Newton, MA

  • Peter Simon Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

  • Palm Beach Yacht Club, Palm Beach, FL

  • 85 Broads, (now "Ellevate"), Boston, MA

  • Edgartown Yacht Club, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

  • Boston University Women's Council, Boston, MA

  • Highmount Capital Partners, Boston, MA

  • Woodstock Art Association, Woodstock, NY

  • Newport Historical Society, Private collectors’ group, Newport, RI

  • Sanford Smith's Modernism Show, New York, NY

  • New Center for Arts, Pine Manor College, Brookline, MA

  • New Bridge on the Charles, Dedham, MA

  • Fox Hill Village, Westwood, MA

  • Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Waltham, MA

  • Belmont Hill School, Kathrine Wrisley Atkins Women's Series

  • Boston International Fine Art Show; Panel with Joshua Rose & Robert Savage, M.D.

  • Beacon Hill Women's Forum, Boston, 

 

Magazines & Newspapers:

  • New York Times

  • Martha’s Vineyard Times

  • Boston Magazine

  • Art & Antiques Weekly

  • Newtown Bee Newspaper