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In-Conversation Announced: Multiple Voices to Build Inclusion

Friday, March 16, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lucy Lydon
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New York, March 20, 2018 – The Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation has opened registration for In-Conversation: Multiple Voices to Build Inclusion, the seventh in its regional programming seriesHeld at the Seattle Art Museum on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the discussion will feature leading voices in Seattle's cultural community for an active conversation on developing inclusive exhibitions.

Throughout the arts, multiple stakeholders are working towards addressing inclusion within our exhibitions, collections, and overall work. Advancing the conversation takes a community, one that goes beyond curator-to-curator conversations. Increasingly museums are seeing the benefits of including others in the planning process—not only colleagues within museums but audiences, artists, supporters, students, leaders, and collectors. During this roundtable discussion, speakers will look into examples of how bringing varying perspectives together is working to change arts organizations and the programs they offer.

Moderated by Chiyo Ishikawa, Susan Brotman Deputy Director for Art, Curator of European Painting & Sculpture, Seattle Art Museum, the discussion will feature Ping Foong, Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art, Seattle Art Museum; Rodney Hines, Director of Social Impact for U.S. Operations, Starbucks; Elisheba Johnson, Project Manager of Public Art, City of Seattle; Tracy RectorIndigenous Media Activist, Filmmaker and Curator; S. Surface, Curator, Designer, and Lecturer; Xiaojin Wu, Curator of Japanese and Korean Art, Seattle Art Museum; and Emily Zimmerman, Director, Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

This In-Conversation is generously hosted at the Seattle Art Museum, and will take place in their Nordstrom Auditorium on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm, and will be followed by a short reception from 8:00pm - 8:30pm. 

Organized by the AAMC Foundation, the event is open to AAMC members, guests, and students. Pre-registration is required, please register to secure your space.


About the In-Conversation programs

AAMC Foundation's regional programming series, In-Conversation, looks at important issues facing our museum and art organization community through a curatorial lens. The program is in an open discussion format fostering an active dialogue amongst the participants and attendees.  In hosting these programs in regional locations, the AAMC Foundation is advancing connections across those working and engaging in local arts communities and institutions. 

The series is organized and supported by the AAMC Foundation. Following each discussion, we welcome the audience and speakers to continue the conversation at a brief reception. Past events have included: Behind the Career Curtain, in Chicago; Spark: Igniting Curiosity, the Curator’s Impact, in Toronto, Art & Social Justice, in Los Angeles; Addressing Implicit Bias in Museums, in Washington, D.C.; Preventing Looting: What Curators & All Museum Staff Can Do held in NYC; and Museum Directors on the Curatorial Role; in Boston. For more information visit, the AAMC website.

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