Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s Collectors’ Series features a conversation with Isaac Applbaum

EUGENE, Ore. – (February 8, 2018) –  Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Executive Director Jill Hartz will interview art collector Isaac Applbaum on Wednesday, February 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the next Collectors’ Series program. Applbaum is an investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who sits at the nexus of global trade between the East and West. He is an advisor to business, philanthropy, and civic leaders in the U.S. and Israel. He holds a B.A. degree in Computer Science from Yeshiva University.


“The Museum enjoys a robust Masterworks on Loan program, thanks to collectors like Mr. Applbaum,” says Hartz.  “These works, which include modern and contemporary American, Asian, and European art are integral to our role as a teaching museum.  We’re excited to have the opportunity to show Mr. Applbaum the museum and the university and to have him share his passion for art and education with us.”


Applbaum is on the board of directors of the Asia Society, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Jerusalem Foundation. He has supported numerous tech and finances start-ups.  He is a principal and founding partner at MizMaa Ventures and an advisor to EIGHT VC Partners and Owl Ventures. He is also a partner at Exigen Capital and co-founder of Falcon Partners,  which invests in an array of startup companies in San Francisco, London, and Israel. He serves as a Special Advisor and Senior Advisor for Philanthropy to Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem. Applbaum is the founding general partner of Opus Capital, a billion dollar early stage venture fund, focusing his efforts on finding Israeli-based investments for the firm.  In 1998 Mr. Applbaum sold CSI to Bank of America becoming a Senior Vice President at the bank with responsibility for running the bank’s E-ventures group and an advisor to the strategic investments group.


Before founding Concorde Solutions, Mr. Applbaum was responsible for running US operations for Advanced Technology International, a large Israeli software development company.


Applbaum is active in numerous organizations that support  Israel and currently serves as chairman of The Western Wall Heritage Foundation and is on the board of the Koret Israel Economic Development Funds, the Shalem Institute, and the Modern Bank and a member of the National Council of AIPAC.

About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Americas as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of seven museums—and the only academic art museum-- in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


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