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Israel Museum Council of the Bay Area Salon Series

The Art+Tech Unraveled series is a collaboration with Israel Museum international supporters. 


Collectors and Curators Influencing content​

NOVEMBER 18, 2021 - 1PM PST - 4PM EST

The way the art and tech ecosystem works and how collectors and curators are influencing content.






Adam Sheffer

Based in New York, Adam Sheffer serves as Senior Sales Director
Lisson Gallery, working closely with the gallery’s leadership to support primary and secondary market activity for artists and estates across the global program. A widely-respected leader in the art world, Sheffer was elected in 2015 to serve as President of the Art Dealers Association of America, the gallery industry’s premier trade organization within the art dealing profession.

In 2018, Sheffer was elected to the National Committee of the American Friends of the Israel Museum. In 2014, Sheffer was named a benefactor of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he first encountered art as a child. He received a B.A. from Vassar College, where he studied art

and archaeology.

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Lesley Silverman

Lesley Silverman is the Head of Digital Assets at leading global talent, entertainment and sports company UTA. Silverman was UTA’s first full-time Digital Assets agent and has helped launch over a dozen non-fungible token (NFT) projects for clients including Halsey, Kaskade, ThankYouX & Hans Zimmer, Haas Brothers, Felipe Pantone and Klutch Sports Group, among others. She has also signed projects endemic to the space for representation, including CryptoPunks, Meebits and Autoglyphs, which were created by Larva Labs.


Silverman previously worked as a Fine Arts Agent supporting the UTA Artist Space, an exhibition venue in Beverly Hills that is committed to showcasing art by globally recognized talent. In her role, she represented contemporary artists such as Judy Chicago and Ai Weiwei and corporate clients such as Microsoft and Rosewood Hotel Group.


Prior to joining UTA, Silverman worked as an art attorney at Glaser Weil and as an employment litigator at Littler.


Outside of UTA, Silverman is a member of the Hammer Collective at Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum and volunteers with Wags & Walks

animal rescue.


Colborn Bell

Colborn Bell is the Founder of the Museum of Crypto Art (M○C△), an immersive digital art center for NFTs in virtual reality.  Unconstrained by the limitations of physical reality, the aim of this project is to create bridges to Metaverse spaces and usher in a creative renaissance that empowers digital creators and reawakens the imaginations of its participants.

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Robert Norton


Robert Norton is CEO and co-founder of Verisart, the first platform to certify and verify artworks and collectibles using blockchain technology. Prior to establishing Verisart, Norton was co-founder and CEO of Saatchi Art and Sedition Art. Previously he worked on the executive management team at and AOL Europe. Norton graduated from Oxford University with a Masters in Modern History. 


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