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Registration Open for In-Conversation: Art & Social Justice

Tuesday, February 21, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lucy Lydon
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New York, February 23, 2017The Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation has opened registration for the fourth in it’s regional programming series - In-Conversation: Art & Social Justice. Sponsored in part by Christie’s and hosted in part by LACMA, this timely and important roundtable discussion focuses on the arts and curatorial interventions as direct and active vehicles for social change. 

The event brings together five prominent arts leaders to have a conversation around the power of art - created and presented by artists, arts organizations, scholars, activists, and of course, curators - to instigate action, produce impactful outcomes, bring attention to critical issues, and open conversations by offering different points of view. The discussion features David Gere, Professor, Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance University of California, Los Angeles; Naima Keith, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, California African American Museum; Bill Kelley, Jr., Lead Curator and Researcher, Talking to Action, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design; and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Director, Vincent Price Art Museum; and is moderated by Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, Professor, Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance, University of California, Los Angeles, and Consulting Curator for African Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

This is a subject that the AAMC Foundation and program moderator has been dedicated to even before the recent political upheavals. Now it is more urgent than ever to consider how curatorial practices can be a catalyst for addressing issues of social justice and civil liberties. AAMC Foundation's regional programming series, In-Conversation, looks at important issues facing our museum and art organization community through a curatorial lens. By bringing this series forward, and opening the program to all, the Foundation continues to advance advocacy and inclusion within the curatorial profession. In hosting these programs in central regional areas, we are opening a dialogue within these communities and making connections across institutions.

The evening series is organized and supported by the AAMC Foundation. The open discussion format welcomes AAMC leadership, non-profit leaders, and voices from local communities to have an engaging dialogue on a focused subject. Following the discussion, AAMC welcomes the audience and speakers to continue the conversation at a brief reception. Past events have included: Addressing Implicit Bias in Museums, held in Washington, D.C.; Preventing Looting: What Curators & All Museum Staff Can Do held in NYC, and Museum Directors on the Curatorial Role, held in Boston. Future locations tentatively includes Toronto in the summer of 2017. 

Registration is open to AAMC members and guests, and can be completed through the AAMC website.

 


 

AAMC Foundation’s Regional Programming In-Conversation Series 

AAMC Foundation's regional programming series, In-Conversation, looks at important issues facing our museum and art organization community through a curatorial lens. By bringing this series forward, and opening the program to all, the Foundation continues to advance advocacy and inclusion within the curatorial profession. In hosting these programs in central regional areas, we are opening a dialogue within these communities and making connections across institutions. 

The evening series is organized and supported by the AAMC Foundation. The open discussion format welcomes AAMC leadership, non-profit leaders, and voices from local communities to have an engaging dialogue on a focused subject. Following the discussion, AAMC welcomes the audience and speakers to continue the conversation at a brief reception. Past events have included: Addressing Implicit Bias in Museums, held in Washington, D.C.; Preventing Looting: What Curators & All Museum Staff Can Do held in NYC, and Museum Directors on the Curatorial Role, held in Boston. Future locations include Toronto, summer, 2017. 


AAMC & AAMC Foundation

Founded in 2001, and now including over 1,300 members from over 400 institutions around the globe, we are a strong leader for curators in non-profit settings. The mission of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) is to support and promote the work of visual art curators in the non-profit sector by creating opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, and advancement. In support of these aims, the AAMC Foundation seeks to heighten public understanding of the curator's non-profit role through programs, discussions, and opportunities open to the public and our members. By providing a dynamic forum in which to share ideas and encourage professional development, the Association of Art Museum Curators continues to grow, increasing its visibility and importance to the larger arts community.  At the heart of all we do is our goal to celebrate, advance, and advocate for the non-profit curator.  Our Strategic Plan’s key facets are diversity and advocacy, which now have devoted Task Forces within our organization, with the goals of furthering opportunities for all curators through creating inclusive programming, seeking to define and expand the definition of curator, promoting the curatorial role within our communities, and supporting the highest standards of curatorial ethics and professional behavior.  

 

 


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