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In-Conversation Announced: Behind the Career Curtain

Thursday, July 27, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Hannah Teskey
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New York, July 27, 2017 – The Association of Art Museum Curators Foundation has opened registration for the sixth in its regional programming series, In-Conversation, scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Chicago. The program, Behind the Career Curtainwill address the various approaches and strategies art professionals have taken in creating, maintaining, and achieving a rewarding career in the visual arts world.

Together, four prominent art leaders will elaborate on their own experiences, as well as education tracks, expectations, best practices in the job searching and hiring, and the struggles of balancing the demands of an all-encompassing career field. The discussion features Katelijne de Backer, Director, PULSE Art Fair; Lisa Corrin, Ellen Philips Katz Director, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University; Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan, and Islamic Art, The Art Institute of Chicago; Vice President of Governance & Nominating, Board of Trustees, AAMC & AAMC Foundation; and Sarah Herda, Director, Graham Foundation. Following the discussion, the the audience and speakers will continue the conversation at a brief reception. 

The program will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:30pm-9:00pm. Hosted by Christie's, the event will take place at their offices within the John Hancock Center. Organized by the AAMC Foundation, the event is open to AAMC members and guests. 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: 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.

AAMC & AAMC Foundation
Founded in 2001, the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) today has over 1,300 members from over 400 institutions around the globe.  AAMC & AAMC Foundation celebrate the curatorial narrative by supporting and promoting the work of art curators at all stages in their career through opportunities for networking, collaboration, professional development, and career advancement.  In the ever-changing, non-profit visual art world, AAMC is the voice for all curators—regardless of field, experience level, and institutional type.  We ensure that the curatorial perspective on art, museums, and educational issues is actively communicated to the public, media, and museum profession.  For more information, visit

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