DC | Exhibition Tour – ‘Afro-Atlantic Histories’ at the National Gallery of Art, with curators Kanitra Fletcher and Molly Donovan

April 26 @ 10:00 am

Artwork by Zanele Muholi

Please join us for a tour of Afro-Atlantic Histories at the National Gallery of Art, led by curators Kanitra Fletcher and Molly Donovan.

For centuries, artists have told and retold the complex histories of the African Diaspora. The exhibition Afro-Atlantic Histories explores this enduring legacy through a wide range of works of art inspired by the historical experiences and cultural formations of Black and African people since the 17th century. More than 130 powerful works, including paintings, sculpture, photographs, and time-based media by artists from Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean, bring these narratives to life. This exhibition was initially presented as Histórias Afro-Atlânticas in 2018 by the Museu de Arte de São Paulo in Brazil.

For additional information about the exhibition and related programming, visit the National Gallery of Art website.

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Thank you to the Shelley Langdale, ArtTable DC Member, for organizing this program.

Image: Zanele Muholi, Ntozahke II, (Parktown), 2016, photographic wall mural from digital files, sheet: 355.6 x 254 cm (140 x 100 in.), National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund, 2021.88.1, © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of the artist, Yancey Richardson, New York, and Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg


About the Curators

Headshot of Kanitra FletcherKanitra Fletcher is the Associate Curator of African American and Afro-Diasporic Art, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art. Fletcher is responsible for guiding the museum’s collection of African American art. Prior to joining the National Gallery, Fletcher worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she oversaw the presentation of such major traveling exhibitions as Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power and Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, and began the co-organization of the U.S. iteration of Afro-Atlantic Histories, an exhibition that was first conceived and presented by the Museum de Arte São Paulo in Brazil. The exhibition was displayed at the MFA, Houston in fall 2021/winter 2022 and is now open at the National Gallery. Fletcher has published essays in books and journals and presented research at international conferences on Afro-diasporic art as it relates to politics of the body, gender, and labor as well as aesthetics and the avant-garde. Institutions where she previously worked include the Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Since 2013, she has curated an ongoing video art series for Landmarks public art program at the University of Texas at Austin. Fletcher received a B.A. in English Literature from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, an M.A. in Latin American Studies with concentrations in Art History and Brazilian Studies from University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in History of Art from Cornell University.

Headshot of Molly Donovan

Molly Donovan is curator of contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art, where she has worked since 1993. Together with NGA colleagues Kanitra Fletcher and Steven Nelson, Molly has co-curated Afro-Atlantic Histories which opened on April 10, 2022, at the National Gallery following its debut at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and an earlier iteration in São Paulo, Brazil. Donovan’s notable recent projects include the monographic exhibition of work by Lynda Benglis, drawn from the National Gallery’s collections which just closed in January, and the major show featuring British sculptor Rachel Whiteread, on which she collaborated with Tate Britain, where it opened in London in 2017 before traveling to Vienna, Austria, Washington, DC, and ultimately to the Saint Louis Art Museum in 2019. Additional exhibitions that Donovan organized include In the Tower: Barbara Kruger (2016 – 2017); Warhol: Headlines, which opened in Washington in 2011 before it travelled to Frankfurt, Rome, and Pittsburgh; and Christo and Jeanne Claude’s in the Vogel Collection in Washington and La Jolla in 2002. In 2016, Donovan inaugurated thematic installations for the contemporary collection of the National Gallery, including “Bodies of Work,” “Flow,” and “Markers and Signs.”  Her acquisitions for the National Gallery of Art have reshaped its collection to include more works by living artists, particularly women and people of color. Molly has written and lectured on numerous artists (in addition to the aforementioned)—including Janine Antoni, Byron Kim, Kimsooja, Glenn Ligon, Richard Tuttle, and Ursula von Rydingsvard—and on the subject of art in public space. She holds a Master of Arts degree with a concentration in 20th century art from the Graduate Program in the History of Art at Williams College, and a BA in English from Georgetown University.

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Virtual | Global Perspectives – Adenrele Sonariwo on Contemporary African Art

9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET

Please join us for a presentation from Adenrele Sonariwo, founder of Rele Gallery. With two locations in Lagos, Nigeria and Los Angeles, California, the gallery was founded to act as a critical interface between the African and international art worlds, situating contemporary art and artists from Africa in broader, international contexts.

Sonariwo will speak about the contemporary art scene in Nigeria, being a woman in this business, and her gallery’s emphasis on emerging women artists.

Adenrele Sonariwo is an award-winning gallerist, curator, and founder of Rele Gallery and Rele Art Foundation. She has curated and overseen high-profile art exhibitions in Lagos, Los Angeles, New York, and Venice, challenging the boundaries of art and engaging in provocative subjects and techniques. Sonariwo curated the first ever Nigerian Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale.

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Images: Artworks by Rele Gallery Artists, Marcellina Akpojotor and Tonia Nneji

Thank you to Michelle Perr of the New York Chapter Programs Committee for organizing this program.

Virtual | Marcela Guerrero & Daisy Nam on Donna Huanca’s exhibition at Ballroom Marfa

9am PT / 10am MT / 11am CT / 12pm ET

Please join Marcela Guerrero, Jennifer Rubio Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Daisy Nam, Curator at Ballroom Marfa, for a discussion on Donna Huanca’s exhibition ESPEJO QUEMADA, on view at Ballroom Marfa through January 22, 2022. The two will also discuss Guerrero’s work on influential recent exhibitions of contemporary art from Latin America, including the exhibitions Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 at the Hammer Museum.

Donna Huanca presents a series of new works commissioned by Ballroom Marfa in her exhibition ESPEJO QUEMADA. Huanca creates experiential installations that incorporate paintings, sculptures, video, scent and sound. The profound experiences and memories of Huanca’s first visit to Marfa in 2005 inspired the work in the exhibition. The artworks draw on visual, cultural, and mythological cues informed by feminism, decolonialism and the artist’s personal and familial histories, while simultaneously engaging with the biodiversity, geology, and dark skies of Far West Texas. The sky was particularly striking for Huanca–animated with cosmic and extraterrestrial forces while also revealing the natural rhythms of the sun and moon.

ESPEJO QUEMADA, Huanca’s first exhibition since the pandemic, uses mirrors as formal and metaphorical devices to respond to changing conditions. The title, which translates to “burnt mirror” in English and is purposefully feminized in Spanish, alludes to Huanca’s feminist praxis. “Espejo Quemada” suggests reflections of the current moment, portals to the past and future, and catalysts for combustion and change. Click here to read more about the exhibition!

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About the Speakers

Headshot of Marcela GuerreroMarcela Guerrero is the Jennifer Rubio Associate Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Recently, she was part of the curatorial team that organized Vida Americana: Mexican Muralists Remake American Art, 1925-1945. In summer 2018, Guerrero curated the exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art. From 2014 to 2017 she worked as Curatorial Fellow at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where she was involved in the much-lauded exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, organized as part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative and guest-curated by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Andrea Giunta. Prior to her position at the Hammer, she worked in the Latin American and Latino Art Curatorial department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) where she served as Research Coordinator for the International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA). Guerrero’s writing has appeared in a variety of publications and has contributed articles to numerous exhibition catalogues. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Guerrero received her BA from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, and holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Daisy Nam seated on the top step of a ladder, outsideDaisy Nam is the curator at Ballroom Marfa, a contemporary art space located at the borderlands of Far West Texas. She recently co-edited a publication, Best! Letters from Asian Americans in the arts with Paper Monument. Previously from 2015–19, she was the assistant director at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University where she organized exhibitions, publications, and public programs working closely with artists to engage with the campus community and public at large. Prior, she curated and produced seven seasons of talks, screenings, performances, and workshops from 2008–2015 as the assistant director of public programs at the School of the Arts, Columbia University. Curatorial residencies and fellowships include: Marcia Tucker Senior Research Fellow at the New Museum, New York (2020); Bellas Artes, Bataan, Philippines (2020); Surf Point in York, Maine (2019); Gwangju Biennale Foundation, Korea (2018). She holds a master’s degree in Curatorial and Critical Studies from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Art History and Cinema Studies from New York University. She has taught at RISD, and lectured at Lesley University, Northeastern, SMFA/Tufts, SVA as a visiting critic.

 

About Ballroom Marfa

Ballroom Marfa is an internationally recognized non-collecting contemporary art museum located in Marfa, a rural town of less than 2,000 people in Far West Texas. Established in 2003 by Virginia Lebermann and Fairfax Dorn, the contemporary art and performance space is housed in a 1920s-era ballroom and is free and open to the public. With generous support from individuals and foundations, Ballroom commissions new site-specific and site-inspired projects and gives artists and musicians the opportunity to engage with the magnificent landscape of the Big Bend. Read more about Ballroom Marfa here.

This program is presented in collaboration with Ballroom Marfa.
Public programs for ESPEJO QUEMADA are generously supported by Humanities Texas.

Ballroom Marfa logo               Humanities Texas logo


Images:

  1. Installation view, SCRYING CON DIOS(A), 2021, in Donna Huanca: Espejo Quemada, June 26, 2021–January 2, 2022, Ballroom Marfa. Courtesy the artist and Ballroom Marfa. Photograph by Makenzie Goodman.
  2. Marcela Guerrero, Photo by Javier Romero
  3. Daisy Nam

Virtual | Exhibition Tour – ‘Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists & the Politics of Scale’

4:30pm ET | 3:30pm CT | 1:30pm PT

Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, examines the approaches of women artists for whom space is a critical feature of their work, whether they take the space on a wall, the real estate of a room through sculpture and installation, engage seriality as a spatial visual practice, cast a wide legacy in art history or claim the space of their body. Curated by Jodi Throckmorton and Brittany Webb, this exhibition features more than sixty works of art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ permanent collection. In this virtual exhibition tour, Dr. Brittany Webb will discuss the exhibition and the importance of women’s leadership in producing this exhibition.

This program is open to ArtTable members only.

Admission

  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
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About Brittany Webb

Taking Space Installation ViewBrittany Webb is the inaugural Evelyn and Will Kaplan Curator of Twentieth-Century Art and the John Rhoden Collection. In this role, Webb oversees the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and programs of 20th century art and provides instruction for the School of Fine Arts at PAFA. Webb’s first exhibition at PAFA, Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale (November 2020-September 5, 2021) is co-curated with Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art at PAFA. Webb is also organizing a major retrospective exhibition and catalogue of the work of the African American sculptor John Rhoden (1916-2001) and stewards a collection of nearly 300 sculptures by Rhoden, leading PAFA’s ongoing effort to place his artworks into the permanent collections of museums around the world.

Prior to joining PAFA, Webb was a member of the curatorial staff of the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Dr. Webb holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California.

Thank you to ArtTable Philadelphia Chapter Co-Chairs Laurie McGahey and Rachel Zimmerman for organizing this program, and Dr. Brittany Webb and Christiana Cruz-Council from PAFA.


Images:

  1. Deborah Willis, I Made Space For a Good Man, 2009, Lithograph, gift from the collection of Winston and Carolyn Lowe in honor of Brandywine founder, Allan L. EdmundsDeborah Willis/Courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 2019.18.35
  2. Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, January 21, 2021–September 5, 2021. Photo by Adrian Cubillas, courtesy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.

Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: ‘Estamos Bien – La Trienal 20/21’ at El Museo

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives. Please join us for a discussion with Curator Susanna V. Temkin and Guest Curator Elia Alba about El Museo del Barrio’s first national large-scale survey of Latinx contemporary art, featuring more than 40 artists from across the United States and Puerto Rico: ESTAMOS BIEN – LA TRIENAL 20/21.

Admission

  • Non-Members – $15
  • ArtTable Members – $10
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Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About the Speakers

All Three of the Estamos Bien (Rodrigo Moura, Susanna V. Temkin, and Elia Alba)

Susanna Temkin (middle) is a Curator at El Museo del Barrio, where she most recently organized the museum’s fiftieth anniversary exhibition, Culture and the People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019, drawing from objects from the Permanent Collection. Prior to this, she served as Assistant Curator at Americas Society in New York, as well as the research and archive specialist at the Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., where she assisted in co-authoring the digital catalogue raisonné of artist Joaquín Torres-García. Temkin earned her master’s and PhD degrees from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where her research concentrated on modern art in the Americas, with a focus on Cuba. She has published essays and reviews in the Rutgers Art Review, Burlington Magazine, and Hemispheres, and authored the chronology of Concrete Cuba: Cuba Geometric Abstraction from the 1950s, produced by David Zwirner Books.

Elia Alba (right) is a multidisciplinary artist, who works in sculpture, photography and video. She has exhibited at El Museo del Barrio, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Smithsonian Museum of Art, Washington D.C.; Perez Art Museum Miami; National Museum of Art, Reina Sofía, Madrid; as well as at the 10th Havana Biennial. Alba has received the Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-in Residence Program; the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and most recently the Anonymous Was A Woman award. Elia is also a published author. Her recent book, The Supper Club, (Hirmer, June 2019), was critically acclaimed by The New York Times and produced by the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. Elia brought together artists, scholars and performers of diasporic cultures to examine race and culture in the United States through photography, food and dialogue.

Thank you to Julia P. Herzberg, PhD, Program Committee Member of ArtTable’s NY Chapter for organizing this program.


Images: 

  1. Estamos Bien Banner Logo, courtesy of the museum
  2. Chief Curator Rodrigo Moura, Curator Susanna V. Temkin, and New York-based artist and Guest Curator Elia Alb

Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: ‘Plural Possibilities & the Female Body’ at the Henry Art Gallery

6pm ET | 5pm CT | 3pm PT

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives. Join Curator Nina Bozicnik and Associate Curator of Collections Dr. Ann Poulson to discuss Plural Possibilities & the Female Body, currently on display at the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle. Shamim M. Momin, Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Henry and ArtTable’s 2010 New Leadership Awardee, will introduce the discussion. Across painting, photography, and sculpture and a range of artistic strategies from abstraction to documentary, the exhibition explores the gendered construction and deconstruction of the female body and its representation, and creates a counterpoint to persistent myths and reductive ideas about femininity and gender norms. Artists include: Hannah Wilke, Kiki Smith, Chakaia Booker, Patty Chang, Zanele Muholi, Wangechi Mutu, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Catherine Opie, Mickalene Thomas, Lisa Yuskavage, and more.

Admission

  • Non-Members – $10
  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free
  • Members may bring an additional guest for $5

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About the Speakers

Portrait of Nina BozicnikNina Bozicnik is Curator at the Henry Art Gallery, where she has organized exhibitions including most recently Bambitchell: Bugs & Beasts Before the Law (2021), Carrie Yamaoka: recto/verso (2019), & Between Bodies (2018-19). She has also organized presentations & projects for the museum with artists including Demian DinéYazhi´ (2018), Chris E. Vargas & the Museum of Transgender Hirstory and Art (2016-17), & Michelle Handelman (2015), among others. Prior to the Henry, Bozicnik held curatorial positions at the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire; deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts; and the Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts.

Portrait of Dr. Ann PoulsonDr. Ann Poulson is the Associate Curator of Collections at the Henry Art Gallery. Before joining the Henry, she worked with international organizations in the arts, heritage, and design, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; and Sotheby’s. She received her PhD in Modern British History from King’s College London; has an MA in the same from the University of Durham, UK; an MA in Fashion History and Museum Practice from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY; and a BA in Art History from Brigham Young University, UT.

Thank you to Lori Shepard, ArtTable New York Programming Committee member, for organizing this program.


Images:

  1. Installation view of Plural Possibilities & the Female Body, 2021, the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Photo: Jueqian Fang
  2. Nina Bozicnik, Photo: Jonathan Vanderweit.
  3. Dr. Ann Poulson, courtesy of the Henry Art Gallery

Virtual | Exhibition Tour of ‘Stayin’ Alive’ with Estrellita Brodsky

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

Please join us for a virtual exhibition tour of the exhibition Stayin’ Alive at ANOTHER SPACE with art historian, collector, and philanthropist, Estrellita B. Brodsky.  Taking its title from the Bee Gees disco hit, Stayin’ Alive explores artists’ responses to social and environmental crises, as well as the threat to the natural and indigenous environments.

ArtTable Registration Fee*

  • Non-Members – $15
  • ArtTable Members – $10
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free

*All proceeds benefit ArtTable and support our mission of advancing the leadership of womxn in the visual arts. ANOTHER SPACE is not associated with the above fees.

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Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About the Speakers

Estrellita BrodskyEstrellita B. Brodsky, PhD, is a New York-based art historian, collector and philanthropist, as well as an advocate for art from Latin America. A founding member of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Latin American Art Initiative, the Latin American Acquisitions Committee at Tate, and founder of the Pompidou Foundation’s Latin American Acquisitions Committee, she has endowed curatorial positions in Latin American art at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate, and MoMA. Additionally, in 2015 she founded ANOTHER SPACE, a program and not-for-profit exhibition gallery established by the Daniel and Estrellita B. Brodsky Foundation to broaden international awareness and appreciation of art from Latin America.

Brodsky holds a doctorate in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University as well as a Master’s Degree from Hunter College. She curated the first U.S. museum survey of Julio Le Parc at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM): Julio Le Parc: Form into Action, (2016-2017), which she subsequently organized in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina; the first U.S. retrospective of the Venezuelan kinetic artist Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Americas Society in 2008; and Jesus Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950-1970 at Grey Art Gallery, New York University, in 2012.

Thank you to Julia P. Herzberg, Ph.D. for organizing this program.


Images: 

  1. Installation view of Stayin’ Alive
  2. Estrellita Brodsky, courtesy of the speaker

Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: ‘Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And’ at the Brooklyn Museum

6pm ET | 5pm CT | 3pm PT

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives. Please join us for a discussion with Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and writer and co-curator of the exhibiton, Aruna D’Souza, for a discussion of the Lorraine O’Grady retrospective currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum.

Admission

  • Non-Members – $15
  • ArtTable Members – $10
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free

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Accessibility: Please note that this program will offer live closed captioning. If you require additional accommodations, please email programs@arttable.org.


About the Exhibition

Lorraine O’Grady: Both/And is the first retrospective of one of the most significant contemporary figures working in performance, conceptual, and feminist art. Lorraine O’Grady replaces either/or ways of thinking with the endless loop of “both/and,” challenging the fixed positions of self and other, here and there, now and then, all while reflecting on the poignancy of lives lived within dualistic frameworks. The artist addresses her own experience as a person marked by racial hybridity―her family histories connect the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and the United States―who is nonetheless definitively a Black woman. Through her exploration of legacies of cultural interconnection and reciprocal influences, O’Grady sheds light on the ways Blackness has always existed at the heart of Western modernism.

The exhibition features twelve of the major projects O’Grady has produced over her four-decade career and also debuts a much-anticipated new installation. In addition to works presented in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, five of O’Grady’s projects are installed in collection galleries throughout the Museum, highlighting the artist’s long engagement with art historical omissions and institutional failings related to the creative agency of those excluded from the canon. O’Grady’s radical revisionism of the 1980s and 1990s anticipated themes that have been embraced by a younger generation of artists and thinkers, inspiring them to resist and reshape a world structured by difference and inequity.

About the Speakers

Catherine Morris is the Sackler Senior Curator for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Since 2009, Catherine has curated a number of exhibitions for the Sackler Center including the award-winning Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art (co-curated with Vincent Bonin); Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry’s Letters to “The Ladder”; Between the Door and the Street: A performance initiated by Suzanne Lacy; “Workt by Hand”: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts; Kathë Kollwitz: Prints from the “War” and “Death” Portfolios; Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin; Newspaper Fiction: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913–1919; Matthew Buckingham: “The Spirit and the Letter”; Lorna Simpson: Gathered; Sam Taylor-Wood: “Ghosts”; Kiki Smith: Sojourn; and Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanitary Fair of 1864. She was also the in-house curator of Eva Hesse Spectres 1960 and Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968.

Before joining the Brooklyn Museum, Catherine was an independent curator. Among some of the projects she organized are Decoys, Complexes, and Triggers: Women and Land Art in the 1970s at SculptureCenter, Long Island City; 9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre, and Engineering in 1966 for the M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center; and Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art of the 1970s at White Columns, New York. From 2004 until 2009, she was Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art for the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she curated shows of Josiah McElheny, Lucy Gunning, and Cameron Martin. In 2004, she received a Penny McCall Foundation Award for Independent Curating and Writing.

Aruna D’Souza writes about modern and contemporary art, intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics, and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Her most recent book, Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts (Badlands Unlimited), was named one of the best art books of 2018 by the New York Times. Aruna’s work appears regularly in 4Columns.org, where she is a member of the editorial advisory board. Her work has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, ArtNews, Garage, Bookforum, Momus, Art in America, and Art Practical, among other places. She is currently editing two forthcoming volumes, Making It Modern: A Linda Nochlin Reader, and Lorraine O’Grady’s Writing in Space 1973-2018, and is co-curator of the upcoming retrospective of O’Grady’s work, Both/And, which will open in March 2021 at the Brooklyn Museum.

 

Thank you to Ingrid Dinter, Principal Dinter Fine Art and Program Committee Member of ArtTable’s NY Chapter for organizing this program.


Images: 

  1. Lorraine O’Grady (American, born 1934). Rivers, First Draft: The Woman in White eats coconut and looks away from the action, 1982/2015. Digital chromogenic print from Kodachrome 35mm slides in 48 parts, 16 × 20 in. (40.64 × 50.8 cm). Edition of 8, plus 2 AP. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York. © Lorraine O’Grady / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  2. Catherine Morris, courtesy of the Brooklyn Musuem
  3. Aruna D’Souza, photo credit Dana Hoey

Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: ‘Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond’

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives. Please join us for a discussion with Rachel Seligman, Malloy Curator at the Tang Museum, and Minita Sanghvi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Management and Business at Skidmore College, about the exhibition Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond.

The exhibition includes artwork a multitude of notable female artists, including Gina Adams, Jordan Casteel, Guerrilla Girls, Martine Gutierrez, Julie Mehretu, Joan Mitchell, Catherine Opie, Howardena Pindell, Wendy Red Star, Faith Ringgold, Deborah Roberts, Tschabalala Self, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Shinique Smith, Mickalene Thomas, Marie Watt, Carrie Mae Weems, among many others!

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About the Speakers

Rachel Seligman is the Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, NY). Her curatorial practice includes many interdisciplinary collaborative projects on subjects including Solomon Northup, democracy and citizenship, social class, activism and civil rights, pattern in art and science, and sugar, among others. Seligman is the co-author of Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave (Praeger, 2013), as well as numerous exhibition catalogues including Classless Society (Tang, 2014), Machine Project (DelMonico-Prestel, 2016), and Sixfold Symmetry (Tang, 2018). She has a BA from Skidmore College and an MA in Art History from George Washington University. She has chaired the Visual Arts Panel of the New York State Council on the Arts. Seligman has also served on numerous panels and committees for regional and national arts organizations.

Dr. Minita Sanghvi is an assistant professor in the management and business department at Skidmore College where she teaches business, marketing, as well as a first year seminar on gender and politics in the United States. Her research centers around gender and intersectionality in marketing and consumption. Palgrave MacMillan published her book Gender and Political Marketing in the United States and the 2016 Presidential Election: An Analysis of Why She Lost in 2019. In addition, she has published articles in Journal of Marketing Management and Journal of Business Research. Dr. Sanghvi was elected to the Saratoga Springs Public Library Board in 2019 for a 5-year term. She is the co-curator of the exhibition titled Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond along with Rachel Seligman at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College.

 


Images: 

  1. Installation view of Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond
  2. Rachel Seligman, courtesy of the speaker
  3. Minita Sanghvi, courtesy of the speaker

Virtual | Curatorial Perspective: ‘Betye Saar: Call and Response’

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives. Please join us for a discussion with Carol S. Eliel, Senior Curator of Modern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Rachel Federman, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at The Morgan Library & Museum, about the exhibition, Betye Saar: Call and Response, currently on view at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York.

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About the Speakers

Rachel Federman is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings at The Morgan Library & Museum. Before joining The Morgan in 2016, she was Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture at SFMOMA, where she helped organize the retrospective Bruce Conner: It’s All True. She also curated the museum’s inaugural galleries of California art. Since arriving at The Morgan, she has curated By Any Means: Contemporary Drawings from The Morgan (2019) and Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet (2019). She has published essays on Bruce Conner, Richard Diebenkorn, Paul McCarthy, Allen Ruppersberg, and Andy Warhol, among others. Rachel holds a PhD in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

As Senior Curator of Modern Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Carol S. Eliel is involved with exhibitions and acquisitions of historical and living artists. Current and upcoming projects include Betye Saar: Call and Response (at LACMA earlier this year, on view now at The Morgan and traveling through 2021), which looks at the arc of Saar’s career through the lens of her sketchbooks; and Light, Space, Surface: Southern California Art from LACMA’s Collection (2021-22, traveling), both with publications. The Saar catalogue received the 2020 Publication Award for Excellence by the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC). She previously co-organized Moholy-Nagy: Future Present (2016-17) with the Guggenheim and the Art Institute of Chicago. Carol has recently spearheaded acquisitions by Betye Saar, Fred Eversley, Maren Hassinger, Mildred Howard, Lari Pittman, Alison Saar, and others. She conceived and produced the core twenty of LACMA’s Artists on Art series of short, web-based videos featuring artists speaking about a specific work in LACMA’s encyclopedic collections. She started at LACMA as a curatorial assistant, having received her BA from Yale and her MA and PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. In 1999 Carol was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government. She served as President of the AAMC from 2011-2013 and was a Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellow in 2015.

Thank you to Annette Blaugrund, ArtTable Board President, for helping to make this program possible.


Image: Installation photograph, Betye Saar: Call and Response, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 22, 2019 – March 14, 2020, © Betye Saar, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

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