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Contributing to a Positive Workplace
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 3 - 4 pm ET


This webinar will explore ways in which curators can lead by example in mentoring junior staff across an organization. By fostering a positive environment, both institutional and individual goals can flourish. 

Meet the Speakers
(listed alphabetically)



Tuliza Fleming, Curator of American Art, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Panelist

Dr. Tuliza Fleming is the Curator of American Art at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  During her tenure, she was instrumental in building museum’s American art collection, served as the lead curator for the exhibition Visual Art and the American Experience, and co-curated Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment.  Her publications include, “Visual Art and the American Experience: Creating an Art Gallery in a History and Culture Museum,” Art and Public History: Approaches, Opportunities, and Challenges; “Cover Stories: The Fusion of Art and Literature During the Harlem Renaissance,” Dream a World Anew: The African American Experience and The Shaping of America; “The Convergence of Aesthetics, Politics and Culture: Jeff Donaldson’s Wives of Shango,” AfriCOBRA: Philosophy; “The ‘Museum Baby’ Grows Up: Being a Curator of Color in a Monochromatic Art Museum World,” Museum News; and, Breaking Racial Barriers: African American Portraits in the Harmon Foundation Collection.


Sarah Lees, Ruth G. Hardman Curator of European Art, Philbrook Museum, Moderator

Sarah Lees is Ruth G. Hardman Curator of European Art at Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, OK. Her exhibitions, publications, and lectures focus primarily on nineteenth and early twentieth century European art. At Philbrook she has organized exhibitions including Whistler and the British Etching Revival (2015), Lusha Nelson Photographs: Celebrity, the Forgotten Man, and 1930s America (co-curator, 2017), and the upcoming Innovative Impressions: Prints by Cassatt, Degas, and Pissarro (2018). In her previous position as Associate Curator of European Art at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, she was general editor and a contributor to the first systematic catalogue of the Clark’s nineteenth century European paintings, which was awarded the 2012 Wittenborn Award for outstanding publications in the visual arts and architecture.

Mark Pascale, Janet and Craig Duchossois Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago, Panelist

Mark Pascale is a lithographer who has been active in the Chicago art world for more than thirty-five years, as a curator, researcher, and professor. Currently, he is

Janet and Craig Duchossois Curator of Prints and Drawings at The Art Institute of Chicago, and concurrently Adjunct Professor of Art in Print Media, at School of the Art Institute. His recent contributions to the field include the exhibitions and catalog essays for Along the Lines: Selected Drawings by Saul Steinberg, Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions, published by and exhibited at The Art Institute of Chicago, and Mel Kendrick: Woodblock Drawings, published by Black Dog Press, Inc., and Force of a Dream: The Drawings of Joseph Yoakum, published and exhibited at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago. Currently, he is working on exhibitions focused on the work of Charles White, and the Hairy Who.

AAMC's Webinar Program

AAMC Foundation offers webinars on essential skills, timely issues, and latest discoveries that define the profession of Art Curator and enhance understanding and development in the field, through online webinars. All of AAMC’s programming and overall efforts shall strive to be representative of diversity across fields of expertise, types of institutional mission, regional positions, and self-identifications (by nation, gender, creed, race) of participants. The more diverse our voices, the more dynamic our offerings.

Live Mentorship Program webinars are open to only the mentees or mentors within the Program. For more information on the AAMC Mentorship Program, please click here. You may also visit our resource page to see an archive of past webinars and other information.

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