A project of the Berkeley Center for Law and Business, dedicated to the art world and its intersections with law, finance, technology, and culture.

The Art, Law, and Finance Project is an interdisciplinary effort dedicated to exploring issues at the intersection of art, law, finance, technology, and culture.  It seeks to be at the forefront of discussions on hot topics such as repatriation, artificial intelligence, securitization, and fraud in the art world.  The project hosts an annual symposium featuring leaders from a variety of relevant fields, and also releases a periodic newsletter, Canvas, to keep interested readers up to date.

Canvas header. Links to newsletter signup form.

Explore Canvas, our newsletter dedicated to the art world and its intersections with law, finance, technology, and culture.

Subscribe to Canvas

  • In Tune - Caon Image

    Canvas, Issue 11

    This month we highlight news of recovery of stolen artifacts, trends in the art market, the instability of the crypto world, artistic freedom, and more.
  • "Raji Musinipally - Chit Chatting"

    Canvas, Issue 10

    This month we highlight news of artistic freedom and the courts, the illicit antiques trade, trends in the art market, artificial intelligence in museums, and more.
  • Canvas Issue 9 artwork

    Canvas, Issue 9

    This month we highlight news of copyright and the courts, fraud and the art market, activism and social justice, the impact of federal regulations on museums, and more.
  • floating bodies

    Canvas, Issue 8

    This month we highlight news on current market trends, the loss of cultural heritage in a time of war, the EU’s landmark AI Act, and more.
  • Mona Lisa Painting in the Louvre

    Canvas, Issue 7

    This month we highlight news on current market trends, money laundering in the art market, international cooperation to safeguard cultural heritage, risks to museums' reputations, freedom of expression, and more.
  • Painting of people on grass in front of a body of water

    Canvas, Issue 6

    This month we highlight news on financial fraud, international law, Indigenous American repatriation, social justice, the future of art degrees in Afghanistan, and more.
  • Person in long coat in front of mirror

    Canvas, Issue 5

    This month we highlight news on copyright, legislation, artificial intelligence, and the future of the art industry.
  • Painting of woman in cafe

    Canvas, Issue 4

    This month we highlight news on repatriation, education, legislation, artificial intelligence, and the importance of the art market in the U.S. economy.
  • MGP Andersen - Progress, 2022 - Oil on canvas

    Canvas, Issue 3

    Artificial intelligence and its implications for the arts continues to be at the forefront of the news.
  • Serge Gay Jr. - And when it grows, 2011 - Acrylic on canvas

    Canvas, Issue 2

    As we enter a new year, artists and scholars are reckoning not only with shifting prospects for the future, but with issues of the past.
  • Cece Carpio - When She Rises, 2016 - Acrylic and enamel on canvas

    Canvas, Issue 1

    We hope you enjoy the inaugural issue of Canvas, a newsletter dedicated to the art world and its intersections with law, finance, technology, and culture.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time. Check back later!

Annual Art, Finance, and Law Symposium

Painting of clouds and Water, links to Berkeley Art, Finance and Law Symposium 2024 web page

2024 Symposium


Featured Research

Contact Us

For more information on the Art, Law, and Finance Project, contact Delia Violante at violdel@berkeley.edu.