Annual Leadership Series: Enacting Equality, Ending Racism with Sandra Jackson-Dumont

Image: Marie Watt, ‘Companion Species (Calling All My Relations)’, 2018, photographed by Edward Robison

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ArtTable’s Annual Leadership Series is dedicated to convening top voices in the arts to deeply explore the most pressing issues of our time. This year, Sandra Jackson-Dumont (Director and CEO, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art) moderates an essential conversation on race and equity in the art world with Suzy Delvalle (former Head of Creative Capital), Lisa Yancey (President, Yancey Consulting, LLC), and Marie Watt (artist). These inspirational visionaries will share their perspectives on systemic inequity and racism in the art world—as reflected in leadership roles, salary structure, fundraising priorities, and beyond—and discuss the meaningful changes they are spearheading to move the field toward equity and inclusion. 

ArtTable’s Annual Leadership Series presents a public forum featuring a distinguished roster of artists, change-makers, and leaders in our field to discuss relevant and emerging issues for those working in arts and culture. In the past, our speakers have included Thelma Golden, Christy Maclear, Monica O. Montgomery, Anne Pasternak, and many more.

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Sandra Jackson Dumont, by Rebecca SchearAbout Sandra Jackson-Dumont

Sandra Jackson-Dumont joined the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art as director and CEO in January 2020. Tasked with leading the institution through its opening and beyond, Jackson-Dumont came to the Lucas Museum from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she served as the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education from 2014 to 2019.

At the Lucas Museum, Jackson-Dumont oversees wide-ranging programming and operational teams and will manage a staff of more than 230 by the time the museum opens. She leads the curatorial, museum experience, education, and collections management teams in exploring the extensive collection and developing exhibitions and programs for the museum’s extensive gallery and classroom spaces. The Lucas Museum broke ground in March 2018 in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, and Jackson-Dumont also works with the architecture and construction teams to bring architect Ma Yansong’s vision for the 11-acre campus and 300,000-square-foot building to life. Jackson-Dumont reports to the Lucas Museum’s board of directors.

Throughout her career, Jackson-Dumont has developed programming around museum collections and special exhibitions to engage a broad range of audiences, from school-age children and their teachers to artists and scholars. At The Met, Jackson-Dumont conceived of and managed an array of dynamic public programs, community engagement and academic initiatives, and live arts performances for diverse audiences. Jackson-Dumont also served for eight years as the deputy director for education and public programs and adjunct curator of modern and contemporary art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM). There, she oversaw educational public programs, interpretive technology, and community affairs across the museum’s three venues, as well as organized significant exhibitions and collaborative projects on the work of Theaster Gates, Titus Kaphar, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Sondra Perry, among others. Prior to that, Jackson-Dumont held positions at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among other cultural organizations.

Known for her ability to blur the lines between academia, popular culture, and non-traditional art-going communities, Jackson-Dumont is invested in curating experiences that foster dynamic exchanges between art/artists, past/present, public/private, and people/places. She has organized numerous exhibitions, lectures, performances, symposia, and education initiatives and has contributed essays to a host of publications and worked with numerous artists.

About Suzy Delvalle

Susan (Suzy) Delvalle is a fierce advocate for art and artists. With over 20 years of leadership experience in the cultural sector, she has committed her career to enhancing the impact of mission-based organizations and building opportunity and equity in the arts. She most recently served as President and Executive Director of Creative Capital, an innovative arts nonprofit that adapts venture philanthropy concepts to support individual artists. Only the second Director in Creative Capital’s history, Suzy oversaw some of the most dramatic changes in the organization’s two-decade history. Under her leadership, Creative Capital increased its annual operating budget 20 percent by instituting a three-year fundraising cycle, further developed the board with ten new active members while also establishing a National Advisory Council, and expanded services to artists by instituting regular, annual Creative Capital Awards and retreats.

Suzy formerly served as the founding Director of the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, where she oversaw all aspects of the development and opening of the museum. She previously served as Director of External Affairs and Development at El Museo Del Barrio, where she dramatically increased the museum’s budget and attendance over her eleven-year tenure. Before joining El Museo, she worked for American Composers Orchestra following a career in consumer banking and advertising. Suzy has served as adjunct faculty at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and is a guest lecturer at several universities. She serves on the Board of ArtTable, New Yorkers for Culture & Arts, The Laundromat Project and is a member of The Metropolitan Museum’s Advisory Committee in Culture Engagement. She was born and raised in Curaçao and speaks Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamento.

About Lisa Yancey

Recently coined a strategic maverick by a long-time colleague, Lisa Yancey is an organizational development consultant who specializes in strategic organizational planning, business planning, program evaluation and assessments, executive project management, revenue modeling, leadership coaching, and organizational structure assessments for nonprofit institutions. She is the President of Yancey Consulting, LLC, an organizational and leadership development consulting firm committed to unlocking, provoking, facilitating, and collaboratively imagining equitable social impacts on the local to national level™. Lisa advises a spectrum of practitioners, nonprofit organizations, philanthropists, and philanthropic institutions committed to dismantling inequities, enriching disinvested communities, building leadership, and amplifying diverse perspectives. She has worked with, facilitated, and provided pro bono services to over 100 organizations or grantmaking institutions in the past 19 years. She works across arts and culture, youth development, social justice, media justice, economic justice, and open internet sectors. As an entrepreneur, Lisa also advises emerging for-profit entities that are values-aligned with her equity-based values. Getting to know organizations personally to co-develop strategies, benchmark indicators, and measurable objectives is a hallmark of her work.

Lisa matriculated from both Boston College Law School and Emory University, respectively earning her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of the Arts degrees. She used to be a professional dancer and choreographer and has been a member of the New York State Bar Association since 2000. She started her consultancy practice in 2001. Her professional ambition is to make meaningful differences that systemically elevate equity, particularly disrupting inequities that impact historically disinvested, underinvested or marginalized communities.

About Marie Watt

Marie Watt is an American artist and citizen of the Seneca Nation with German-Scot ancestry. Her interdisciplinary work draws from history, biography, Iroquois protofeminism, and Indigenous teachings; in it, she explores the intersection of history, community, and storytelling. Through collaborative actions she instigates multigenerational and cross-disciplinary conversations that might create a lens and conversation for understanding connectedness to place, one another, and the universe.

Watt holds an MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University; she also has degrees from Willamette University and the Institute of American Indian Arts; and in 2016 she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Willamette University.

She has attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Vermont Studio Center; and has received fellowships from Anonymous Was a Woman, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Harpo Foundation and the Ford Family Foundation and the Native Arts and Culture Foundation.

Marie serves on the board for VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art) and on the Native Advisory Committee at the Portland Art Museum and in 2020 became a member of the Board of Trustees at the Portland Art Museum. She is a fan of Crow’s Shadow, an Indigenous founded printmaking institute located on the homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, as well as
Portland Community College.

Selected collections include the Seattle Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Yale University Art Gallery, Crystal Bridges Museum, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian and Renwick Gallery, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, and the Portland Art Museum. She is represented by PDX
Contemporary Art in Portland, Oregon, Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle, Washington, and Marc Straus Gallery in New York City, New York.

VIRTUAL | Live Virtual Memorial Tour at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum

12 PM EDT/ 11 AM CDT/ 9 AM PDT

In response to our current state of distance, ArtTable is shifting programming online where we can. This event will take place as a live conversation! Registration is open to members only. We hope to see you there!

Members | $5.00

Guests | $10.00

How to take part!

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Join ArtTable for a live virtual memorial tour at the 9/11 memorial & museum.

For the anniversary of 9/11, this year we’re providing members with the opportunity to experience a live virtual tour of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum to experience the site and its monumentality. Through interactive tours, a guide tells the stories of courage, resilience and sacrifice that took place on September 11, 2001.

Thank you to Ana-Alicia Siqueiros, ArtTable New York member.

Virtual Summer Cocktail Hour with The Cocktail Bandits and Van Gogh Vodka

6 PM EDT/ 5 PM CDT/ 3 PM PDT

In response to our current state of distance, ArtTable is shifting programming online where we can. This event will take place as a live conversation! Registration is open to members only. Suggested donation of $15.00. We hope to see you there!

How to take part:

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  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
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This event if for ArtTable members only! Interested in joining us? Find out more about membership here!


Join ArtTable, the Cocktail Bandits and our friends at Van Gogh Vodka for a summer cocktail hour!

We’ll be making “The Rose Gold:’

  • 11/4 oz of Van Gogh Vodka
  • 2 oz of rose flower tea
  • 1 oz of honey syrup
  • 1/4 oz of lemon juice
  • Garnish of lemon / rose flower

Van Gogh Vodka released its first limited edition #GoghGirl bottle to 31 markets across the U.S. just in time to toast National Girlfriends Day (August 1, 2020). Created by artist Kate Worum, a recognized print and pattern designer, the GoghGirl label pays homage to the brand’s namesake artist Vincent Van Gogh by featuring similar flowers shown in his painting “Oleanders.” In addition to showcasing female art and using the campaign hashtag #GoghGirl on the bottle, Van Gogh vodka will donate a $1 per bottle sold to ArtTable! You can find Van Gogh vodka for this event and beyond here!

Johnny Caldwell and Taneka Reaves are the dynamic duo known around the globe as the curly-haired Cocktail Bandits. Read more about the Cocktail Bandits here!

Virtual: Meet the 2020 ArtTable Fellows!

Join us for a discussion with our 2020 ArtTable Fellows where they will be discussing their projects and  experiences with the ArtTable Fellowship Program. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet our current fellowship cohort and learn more about the ArtTable Fellowship Program and the opportunities it provides to emerging professionals. We are pleased to be celebrate 20 years of this impactful program. Click here to read more about our Impact initiatives. 

In response to our current state of distance, ArtTable is shifting programming online where we can. This event will take place as a live conversation! Registration is open to members only. Suggested donation of $15.00. We hope to see you there!

How to take part!

  1. Click here to Register for this event
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
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Since the year 2000, ArtTable has conducted a Fellowship Program to address the marked lack of diversity in arts employment. The Fellowship provides quality experiences and mentorship to female-identifying graduate students and emerging professionals from backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field to aid their transition from academic to professional careers. Through one-on-one mentoring relationships at select museums and cultural institutions, fellows have the opportunity to work with established leaders and gain exposure to a range of professional activities.

The ArtTable Fellowship Program is partnering this year with the Chrysler Museum of Art (Norfolk, VA); The Laundromat Project (New York, NY), the Museum of Chinese in America (New York, NY); Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, NY); Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center (Oklahoma City, OK); The Arts Student League of New York (New York, NY); LACE, Los Angeles Contemporary (Los Angeles, CA); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, CA); and The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY).

 

Participating ArtTable Fellow Bios

Jewel Ham
The Arts Student League

Jewel Ham is a 2020 Summa Cum Laude Howard University graduate, with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Interested in production, curation, and distribution of fine art alike, she intends to increase the accessibility of visual art in Black and brown communities.


Jocelyn Lopez-Anleu
Los Angles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)

Jocelyn Lopez-Anleu was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and is the first member in her family to attend a four-year university. Lopez-Anleu has packed a lot in her four years at UC Santa Cruz. Besides her B.A., she is completing minors in Latin American and Latino studies and History of Consciousness. During her second year, she studied contemporary curatorial practices at the University of Cape Town in South Africa and engaged with different methods of studying art history at UCLA. She also interned at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and The Broad. These experiences starkly illustrated how limiting the traditional art world can be, and she has dedicated her efforts to bring underrepresented artists from communities of color to the forefront. “I do this in hopes that by seeing art that engages with their identity, communities of color and queer communities of color will arrive at an understanding that art and careers in the arts is not something that is inaccessible to them.


Michelle Mandarino
The Chrysler Museum of Art

Michelle Mandarino is an MA student in Art History at Indiana University and the Graduate Curatorial Assistant of European and American Art at the Eskenazi Museum of Art. Her research interests include southern Baroque painting and the cross-cultural relationship between Italy and Spain in the seventeenth century.


Taylor Payer
Socrates Sculpture Park

Boozhoo! My name is Taylor Payer and I am a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Anishinaabe. I graduated from Dartmouth College in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Women’s and Gender Studies. During my last year of undergraduate, I was a student fellow at the Hood Museum of Art where I worked on public programming and curated an exhibition of contemporary art by women of color and indigenous women.

For the last three years I have worked as a curator and community engagement director at the All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have also been an arts educator at the Walker Art Center.  As an emerging arts professional, I have been able to curate, organize, and install several exhibitions and creative place-keeping initiatives.


Erica Rawles
The Laundromat Project

Erica Rawles is an artist, writer, facilitator, and collaborator with a background in community engagement and organizing. In addition to her personal art practice and work as a freelance writer, Erica collaborates with organizations in a participatory, creative process that prioritizes community building and empowerment. Before joining the Laundromat Project as an ArtTable fellow, she worked as Creative Strategist for the Little Tokyo Service Center and as an educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. She is also an AmeriCorps alumna. Erica holds a dual B.A. in studio art and philosophy from Claremont McKenna College.


Carola Reyes
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Carola Reyes Benítez is a recent graduate from NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, she embarked to New York City to pursue studies in Art History and Business Studies. During her four years at university, she has had various experiences in the art world, including internships at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Sotheby’s, and Salon 94 gallery in NYC. Her academic interests include international contemporary art and design, specifically that of the Americas. As an incoming ArtTable Fellow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, she plans to gain further experience in an arts institution while fostering new relationships within the San Francisco art community.


Lisa Zhang
Museum of Chinese of America

Lisa Yin Zhang is an artist, art historian, and writer, based in Queens, NY. She is a graduate of Williams College, and is interested in marginal narratives of modern and contemporary art history.

CANCELED: ANNUAL BENEFIT & AWARD CEREMONY⎪Honoring Susan Unterberg

Your health and the health of our supporters is important to us. It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel this year’s annual benefit and award ceremony.

This is a signature ArtTable event that we look forward to each year as an opportunity to bring our network together from around the world celebrating the women who make a difference in the art world.

The excitement around this year’s event in celebration of our 40th anniversary as well as our honoree Susan Unterberg and our awardees Wassan Al-Khudairi, Erin Christovale, Lauren Haynes and Jami Powell has been incredible. These women are an inspiration to us all.


Consider supporting ArtTable today. Every dollar counts to help us support women in the visual arts. 

               ArtTable Benefit and Award Ceremony Honorary Benefit Co-Chairs:

Susan K. Freedman

Lowery Stokes Sims

Barbara Tober

Ruby Supporters

Alva Greenberg

Gold Supporters

BlackRock

Bloomberg Philanthropies

Agnes Gund

Susan Unterberg

Bronze Supporters 

ArtTable Northern California Chapter

Susan K. Freedman

Carol Cole Levin

Marian Goodman Gallery

Elizabeth Smith

Barbara Tober

HOST COMMITTEE

Jody and John Arnhold

Arlene Bascom

Catherine Behrend

Brian Wall Foundation

Courtney Burbela

Peggy Danziger

Linda Fischbach

Milly Glimcher

Thelma Golden

Donna Harkavy

Patricia E. Harris

Julia P. Herzberg

Barbara T. Hoffman

Raymond Learsy

Susana Torruella Leval

Melissa Osterwind

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Lyn M. Ross

Mary Sabbatino

Ann Schaffer

Lowery Stokes Sims

Ellen Taubman

 

MATRON/PATRON

Jane Borthwick

Lori Chemla

Marna Clark

Eileen Ekstract

Elaine Goldman

Marilyn Hoffman

Sandra Lang

Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz

 

*list as of February 24, 2020

 


ArtTable Benefit  Journal: Ad Deadline Extended to April 3!

We are still planning to share our Annual Benefit Journal with our members + friends digitally. This a wonderful opportunity to show your support for our honorees or promote your business and services. See the link below for journal rates and sizes!

Journal advertising rates

For more information please contact Jonquil Schaller-Harris at jharris@arttable.org


Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Press Release

New Leadership Awards Press Release

2019 Gala Highlights

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            Honorees + Presenter Bios 

2020 Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Honoree

Susan Unterberg is a New York–based photographer and philanthropist whose poetic photographic and video work explores the psychological complexities of intimate relationships, especially familial ones, as well as nature and broader political themes. She was represented by Lawrence Miller Gallery, and later Yancey Richardson Gallery, and her work has been exhibited broadly in the U.S. and abroad at such institutions as the New Museum, International Center of Photography, and Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Unterberg is represented in major public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Jewish Museum, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Djerassi Artists Program, American Academy in Rome, and Bogliasco. In 2019, she was awarded NYU’s Distinguished Alumni Award, as well as being honored at the Skowhegan Awards Dinner. In 2018, Unterberg stepped forward as the founder and sole funder of the Anonymous Was A Woman award, which awards 10 unrestricted $25,000 grants to women-identifying artists over the age of 40.

2020 New Leadership Awardees

Wassan Al-Khudhairi is chief curator at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) in St. Louis where she organized Stephanie Syjuco: Rogue States, Bethany Collins: Chorus, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Lawrence Abu Hamdan: Eartwitness Theatre, Guan Xiao: Fiction Archive Project, Hayv Kahraman: Acts of Reparation, Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Re-Evolving Door to the Moundverse, and SUPERFLEX: European Union Mayotte. Prior to her position at CAM, Al-Khudhairi was the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art where she organized the first large-scale exhibition of the museum’s contemporary collection, Third Space/shifting conversations about contemporary art. She was invited to be a curator for the 6th Asian Art Biennial in Taiwan in 2017 and co-artistic director for the 9th Gwangju Biennial in South Korea in 2012. Serving as the founding director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar, Al-Khudhairi oversaw the opening of the museum in 2010 and co-curated Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art and curated Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab.

 

Erin Christovale is associate curator at the Hammer Museum and co-founder of Black Radical Imagination with Amir George. Notable exhibitions include a/wake in the water: Meditations on Disaster (2014) at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Memoirs of a Watermelon Woman (2016), and A Subtle Likeness (2016), both at ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, S/Election: Democracy, Citizenship, Freedom (2016) at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the critically acclaimed Made in L.A. 2018 (2018) with Anne Ellegood, and belonging (2019) at the Hammer Museum.

 

Lauren Haynes is the curator of contemporary art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and curator of visual arts at the Momentary in Bentonville, AR. Haynes was co-curator of the 2018 Crystal Bridges’s exhibition The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art and is co-curator of the 2019 exhibition Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today. Haynes is currently leading the curatorial team working on the exhibition State of the Art, which opened at both Crystal Bridges and Momentary in February 2020. Prior to joining Crystal Bridges in October 2016, Haynes spent nearly a decade at the Studio Museum in Harlem. As a specialist in African-American contemporary art, Haynes curated dozens of exhibitions at the Studio Museum and contemporary art institutions in New York. Haynes was a 2018 Center for Curatorial Leadership fellow. Haynes is co-curator of the inaugural Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art taking place across Tennessee in 2021.

 

Jami Powell is the Hood Museum’s first associate curator of Native American art and was recently appointed as a lecturer in Native American Studies at Dartmouth. Powell is a citizen of the Osage Nation and has a PhD in anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to working at the Hood, she was a faculty lecturer at Tufts University. She has also worked as a research assistant at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, was a Mellon Fellow at the Peabody Essex Museum, and has conducted research projects at the Field Museum of Natural History and the Denver Art Museum. Powell’s research examines representations of Indigenous peoples in museums as well as the interventions contemporary Indigenous artists make through creative acts of self-representation. Powell is currently working on a book manuscript from her dissertation titled Stitching an Osage Future: Aesthetic Resistance and Self-Representation. She has also published articles in Museum Anthropology, Panorama, Museum Management, and Curatorship, and is an editorial advisor for First American Art Magazine. Powell has served on curatorial advisory boards for the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Yale University. She is currently working on several exhibitions including Form and Relation: Contemporary Native Ceramics, Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX) Dartmouth, and This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World.

Presenters

Amy Sherald was born in 1973 in Columbus, GA, Sherald documents contemporary African-American experience in the U.S. through arresting, otherworldly portraits. Sherald subverts the medium of portraiture to tease out unexpected narratives, inviting viewers to engage in a more complex debate about accepted notions of race and representation, and to situate black heritage centrally in the story of American art. Sherald received her MFA in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art (2004) and her BA in painting from Clark-Atlanta University (1997). She was the first woman and first African-American ever to receive first prize in the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC; in February 2018, the museum unveiled her portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama. Sherald has also received the 2018 David C. Driskell Prize from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the 2018 Pollock Prize for Creativity, and the 2017 Anonymous Was A Woman grant. Her solo exhibition “Heart of the Matter” opened at Hauser &Wirth in NYC in September 2019. Alongside her painterly practice, Sherald has worked for almost two decades alongside socially-committed creative initiatives, including teaching art in prisons and art projects with teenagers.

 

Shinique Smith is known for her monumental artworks of bundled fabric and gestural calligraphy that resonate on a spiritual and social scale which have been featured in acclaimed exhibitions such as Revolution in the Making: Women Abstract Sculptors 1940-2016; 30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection; UnMonumental: The Object in the 21st Century; New Museum, and Frequency; Studio Museum in Harlem. Smith’s works are held in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, LACMA, Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and Whitney Museum among others. She earned her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, where Smith was awarded the Alumni Medal of Honor (2012).

NOCAL | ArtTable’s Northern California Chapter Leadership Award Celebration and Holiday Party

Image: Suzanne Lacy with the Rape Map at LAPD headquarters, January 2012. Photo: Neda Moridpour

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Join ArtTable’s Northern California Chapter for a special celebration honoring ArtTable’s Northern California Chapter Leadership Awardee Suzanne Lacy.

ArtTable’s Northern California Chapter invites you to join in this recognition of artist and educator, Suzanne Lacy for her long career probing and illuminating the histories and cultures of women through performances engaging communities in active participation. Her impact on California and generations of young artists in the San Francisco Bay Area has opened important dialogue through her commitment as an educator and advocate for revelatory process.

We look forward to sharing these festivities with you as we gather to raise a glass to Suzanne Lacy and ArtTable Northern Californian members together!

Who’s attending this program? Click here to see who’s currently registered!

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