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The Fortress Corporation

Art in Place

at Gallery NAGA, 67 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

May 4 rom 5:30PM to 7:00PM




Please join Keeler & Co., Powell Fine Art Advisory and The Fortress Corporation for a conversation about how a sense of place strengthens the dialogue between interior design, art advisory and collections management. When should you collaborate with an art advisor? How do different professionals work together to achieve a connected aesthetic for their clients? What are collections management best practices? How do you distinguish between design and fine art? Moderated by Northern Trust. 


Laura Keeler Pierce is the Founder & Principal Designer of Keeler and Co. Laura fashions together storied homes for others by weaving functional beauty into the lives of her clients. Laura received her BA in Art and Art History at Rhode Island School of Design and Colby College.

Hadley P. Powell is the founder of Powell Fine Art Advisory. Hadley’s expertise spans from Old Master prints to Contemporary art. She received a BA in Art History and a minor in Economics from Union College. She holds a Master’s in Modern Art, Connoisseurship and the History of the Art Market from Christie’s Education, NY. 

Thomas Burns is the Chief Operating Officer of The Fortress Corporation, a fine art storage and service provider with locations in Boston and Miami. Both facilities have been awarded the highest ratings by the fine arts insurance industry. Tom oversees the day-to-day operations of fine art handling and storage at Fortress’s facilities and provides logistical management to clients.



Christopher D. Perry is the President of Wealth Management, New England, at the Northern Trust Company. Perry leads a team of seasoned investment, banking, and advisory professionals providing holistic wealth management services for individuals and families, privately held businesses, family offices, and foundations and endowments.

Hadley P. Powell (L) and Laura Keeler Pierce (R)

Thomas Burns

Christopher D. Perry

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