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Successful Mentorship Year: For Mentors

Tuesday, August 18


This webinar, as part of AAMC's Mentorship Program, is designed to guide this year’s mentors and mentees in their participation in the year-long mentorship. Panelists will share their experiences in both roles as well as point out possible pitfalls and offer some tips for success. Participants are encouraged to ask specific questions they might have.


Mary-Kay Lombino
 is The Emily Hargroves Fisher '57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator and Assistant Director of Strategic Planning at The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College where she oversees the contemporary art and photography collections, exhibitions, and publications. Prior to joining the staff at Vassar she served as Curator of Exhibitions at the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach for six years and Assistant Curator at UCLA Hammer Museum for five years. Her exhibitions include The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation (2013), Utopian Mirage: Social Metaphors in Contemporary Photography and Film (2007); Off the Shelf: New Forms in Contemporary Artists’ Books (2006); and Candida Höfer: The Architecture of Absence (2005). She has also organized solo shows for numerous artists including Marco Maggi, Eirik Johnson, Phil Collins, Ken Price, Euan Macdonald, Bob Knox, Alice Könitz, and Mungo Thomson. Lombino received a B.A. in Art History from University of Richmond, Virginia in 1989 and an M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from University of Southern California in 1995.



Nancy Burns
has served as Assistant Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Worcester Art Museum since August 2012. During her time at WAM she has organized seven exhibitions including Leisure, Pleasure, and the Debut of the Modern French Woman (2011), Winogrand’s Women are Beautiful (2013), Works in Process from Proof to Print (2013) and most recently Africa’s Children of Arms (2014). Her forthcoming exhibition Cyanotype: Photography’s Blue Period traces the history of the medium and will feature a full-length catalogue (January 2016). Burns will continue to organize exhibitions utilizing the Museum’s collection of works on paper and serve as the curatorial liaison for internal and external access to that area of the collection. Before entering the museum, she was a lecturer of Art History at The College of the Holy Cross and Clark University. Burns, received her MA at Brown University with a focus on modern European Art.  She is an alumni of the AAMC Mentorship Program as a mentee.

Judith Brodie
is head and curator of thedepartment of American and modern prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art, a position she has held since2002. She has organized many exhibitions, most recently Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press (2013) andShock of the News(2012). She was a Clark Fellow at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program in the winter of 2010 and serveson the editorialboard of Print Quarterly. Prior to coming to the NationalGallery in 1986, Brodie worked at the National Museum of American Art and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She was a visiting artist at Birgit Skiöld’s Print Workshop in London from 1976 to 1977 and taught printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1976. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design (M.F.A., 1976), Dartmouth College, and Mount Holyoke College (B.A., 1974). 
She is an alumni of the AAMC Mentorship Program as a mentor.


*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.


This program is generously supported in part by funding provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF) and the AAMC President's Circle. 


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