The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art today announced that six outstanding professionals have joined the staff in new leadership positions

The following women have been appointed to key positions within the museum:

Pilar Tompkins Rivas, chief curator and deputy director of curatorial and collections
Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, managing director of learning and engagement 
Amanda Hunt, director of public programs and creative practice
Anais Disla, director of special events
Larissa Gentile, managing director of special projects
Erica Neal, director of computing and infrastructure.

These positions will guide critical programmatic and operational areas for the Lucas Museum, which is currently under construction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park. Read the full article here.

ArtTable Stands Against Racism

ArtTable Stands Against Racism

ArtTable condemns systemic racism towards Black, Indigenous, and all peoples of color.  We grieve for the murder of George Floyd, violence against Black people, and the ongoing discrimination and inequity in our society.

It is critical our community acts now to ensure a fair, equitable, safe, and inclusive sector.  There is power in our voices united, and we call upon the cultural field to change existing narratives.  We must listen, respond, and do better with intentful purpose, not passivity.  As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, ArtTable is determined to fight racism and inequality.  

We stand united to better serve and create an arts community and world that does not accept racism, inequity, and bias.

Access to ant-racist resources to be found by clicking this link.

LISTEN: ArtTable’s Artist Perspectives Podcast, Episode 4

What Does It Mean to Be An Environmentally Conscious Artist/ Curator? Samantha De Tillio and Beth Lipman Discuss

Samantha De Tillio is a curator, art historian, and writer of modern and contemporary art made from glass, fibers, clay, wood, and metals, and is committed to illuminating feminist histories and critically subverting the art historical canon. She is currently an assistant curator at The Museum of Art and Design in New York. Beth Lipman is a contemporary artist working in glass. She is best known for her glass still-life compositions which reference the work of 16th- and 17th-century European painters.

Samantha DeTilio and Beth Lipman are working together on Beth’s exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design, where Samantha is a curator. In this episode, you’ll hear the Samantha and Beth talk through the artist and curatorial process of creating an institutional exhibition. This discussion leads to an honest reflection and critique of each other’s practise and the ethics of producing resource heavy duty artworks that employ industrial techniques in a way that is sustainable and climate conscious. Image Caption: Beth Lipman. Laid (Time-) Table with Cycads. 2015, 92″ x 57″ x 192″, glass, adhesive, wood, paint, permanent collection of the Museum of Art and Design

Listen to the episode here!

She Wanted to Revive a Park. First She Had to Take On the Rats

Photo credit: Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times

ArtTable member and previous executive director, Aleya Lehmann, complete a make over of a NYC park on the Upper Westside. Aleya was assisted by member, Evie Joselow, as well as previous ArtTable executive director Ada Ciniglio.

Read the full article here.

The Hood’s Jami Powell to Receive Arts Leadership Award

Jami Powell, associate curator for Native American Art at the Hood Museum of Art, will receive an Arts Leadership Award from ArtTable, a professional organization dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts.

Powell says she is thrilled by the recognition, not just for herself, but also for the Hood’s growing collection of Indigenous art.

Read more by following the link here!

ArtTable X Mark Cross

On December 13, Artnet and Mark Cross Celebrated Women in the Arts. The event took place at the new Mark Cross flagship store and featured a panel discussion with some of the leading women in the art industry.

View the Article here.

Pictured above. The panelists: Noor Brara, Jessica Porter, Sukanya Rajaratnam, Kate Shin, and Sophie Matisse. Image courtesy Artnet and Mark Cross.

Museums Show A Neglected Side of the Art World: Women

Female artists have long lacked support, experts say. An initiative at the Baltimore Museum of Art is trying to change that. The Baltimore Museum of Art will have “a year of exhibitions and programs dedicated to the presentation of the achievements of female-identifying artists.”

ArtTable Executive Director, Jessica Porter was quoted in the November 30th article. Click here to read the full piece!