ArtMuse Selects’ mission is to create an innovative and engaging environment in which to help art enthusiasts and collectors discover artists, buy art while also giving artists an opportunity to connect to a new audience and showcase their art. We exist to both empower and support artists as well as to curate and offer innovative ways for enthusiasts and collectors to discover and learn about art.
We are changing the game of discovering, learning and collecting art. The virtual experience of art discovery is no longer passive, players are actively involved in recognizing artists and finding works that outfit their virtual rooms. The innovative aspect of this experience allows players to learn about art, acquire actual art works and support artists they love.
About Our Founder
Founder & Chief Curator, Artmuse and Artmuse Selects
Natasha Schlesinger is an award-winning art historian, art advisor and curator who has worked in the art field for over 25 years. Schlesinger began her career working at art galleries in New York and London. She continued as a specialist in European Furniture and Decorative arts at Christie’s auction house in New York before co-founding an international consulting firm, Meridienne LLC. She has lectured both at Christie’s and Sotheby’s and taught at the graduate program for the Study of Decorative Arts, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and New School. In 2003 Schlesinger founded Artmuse to provide art guidance, curation and advisory services to private and corporate clients as well as collaborations with brands. She has served as the Art Curator of The Surrey Hotel where she conceived and curated three successful exhibitions connecting The Surrey’s own permanent art collection to the most relevant themes in contemporary art today.
Schlesinger speaks regularly at leading industry events, and is available for select panel and keynote engagements.
In 2018 Schlesinger curated a group exhibition titled “The Ideal Feminine/The Feminine Ideal?” at Winston Wachter Fine Art gallery in Chelsea that featured multi-media works by 12 artists. In the Fall of 2019 she curated MANMADE BY NATURE, a dynamic exhibition and environmental call to action at Unix Gallery featuring the work of eleven artists. Her most recent curated exhibition Rewind—Fastforward at Winston Wachter was scheduled to open on April 2nd but was postponed due to the pandemic and is currently available online. For the past five years, Schlesinger has also curated the annual charity auction for the Baryshnikov Arts Center benefit. Schlesinger holds a Master’s degree in Decorative Arts and Design from the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Culture and Design. In 2005, Schlesinger received the Future Leaders of the Art World award from ArtTable, a national nonprofit membership organization for professional women in leadership positions in the visual arts.