Fine Art

DeWitt Stern Fine Art is a specialty division of Risk Strategies with 100+ years of leadership in fine art risk management. Your collection is priceless. Insure your artwork’s value with coverage that protects every brushstroke and safeguards each sculpted line.

Helping Fine Art Clients

When you have an eye for art—and a penchant for details—you see things differently. Our team knows the intricate ins and outs of protecting and insuring art. From following insurance trends to providing coverage reviews, we set you up for artistic success.

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Far from headline-grabbing heists, the most common form of art loss is from mishandling or damage in transit. Our team has the big-picture expertise to protect art in a home, public gallery or on its way to an exhibition.

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You shouldn’t have to suffer for your art. But, from a crack in the gallery floor to unsteady sculptures, accidents do happen. Protect yourself from the liability risk of visitors who get injured in your museum or gallery.

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Art foundations are the community’s wellspring. To nurture the future without risking your mission, you need coverage that protects you and your artistic assets.

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Early Warning Saves Art Inventory

Case Study

Early Warning Saves Art Inventory

Before Superstorm Sandy struck, Risk Strategies’ Fine Art team warned clients in the area to store inventory safely and quickly. A dealer from Lower Manhattan away on business in Europe, forwarded the emergency email to his office staff, who spent hours moving the inventory from the basement to a safe area upstairs. After returning to the US, the dealer discovered the basement was under six feet of water. Thanks to the early warning, the dealer’s staff had moved the entire inventory out of harm’s way.


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Mary Pontillo

Leadership Profile

Mary Pontillo

National Fine Art Risk Practice Leader

Mary Pontillo manages the national Fine Art Team. She has a degree in art history and is a passionate aficionado. An acknowledged insurance expert in fine art coverages; she has created a Dealer Forum; began a Warehouse Partnership Series for underwriters and loss adjusters, and aided in developing an online-insurance program for book dealers and collectors. With Dewitt Stern since 2006, Mary joined Risk Strategies after it acquired DeWitt in 2014.