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Association of Art Museum Curators & AAMC Foundation Annual Conference & Meeting May 4-7, 2019 New York City

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CONFERENCE DONORS

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KEYNOTE DIALOGUES

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AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

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BRIEF SCHEDULE

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FULL SCHEDULE

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PANELIST & PRESENTER BIOS

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AAMC & AAMC FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP

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GRATITUDE

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CONTENTS

PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S WELCOME

LEAD CONFERENCE SPONSOR The information in this document is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by AAMC and/or AAMC Foundation. AAMC and/or AAMC Foundation assume no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document. In no event shall AAMC and/or AAMC Foundation be liable for incidental or consequential damages arising from use of this document or other conference-related material. This document and parts thereof must not be reproduced or copied without AAMC and/or AAMC Foundation providing written permission, and contents thereof must not be imparted to a third party nor be used for any unauthorized purpose. Photo credits: Lynn Lane, Lucy Lydon, Judith Pineiro, Studio TOTA, Michael Seto Photography, Monica Valenzuela, Nadia Zheng Photography. Design: Kirstin Huber. Conference produced by Luce Productions. 3


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Welcome to the 2019 Conference and Meeting of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation! We would like to begin by acknowledging our presence on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Lenape and Canarsie peoples and we pay respect to their communities, past and present. New York City has long been a place long inhabited by many indigenous communities and a destination (of choice as well as by force) for generations of migrants and immigrants over centuries. This land remains home to peoples of diverse backgrounds and experiences. It is an honor bring all of us together to take part in programming encompassing four of the city’s five boroughs visiting 25 locations.   This year’s Conference focuses on issues of internal and external engagement within arts organizations, looking at the possibilities and responsibilities of the curatorial role. Our 2019 Conference program would not be possible without our lead sponsor Sotheby’s. We are also grateful for the support of Just Off Madison. In addition, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation has provided funding for travel grants for junior curator and the Art Fund has partnered and provided support on an engagement program with UK-based curators to attend. We also wish to acknowledge the New-York Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum, Rubin Museum of Art and The Frick Collection for welcoming our group and all our speakers, hosts and partners.    We are grateful for the work of our internal team, in particular Lucy Lydon, in developing the Conference. And we thank our Conference Benefit Committee co-chairs, Tobi Bruce and Beth Citron, and the entire committee for their efforts in ensuring outreach and support to sustain the program. Our annual Conference is just part of an expansive programmatic calendar serving our mission to provide leadership skills, career development, and professional training for all art curators at every career level. Today, the AAMC & AAMC Foundation serves more curators than ever before in our history and we thank you – our members – for being a part of our community. We hope you enjoy the Conference we have developed, and look forward to connecting with you over the next four days.

Christa Clarke Independent Curator and Affiliate, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University; President, Board of Trustees (2017–2019), AAMC & AAMC Foundation

Judith Pineiro Executive Director, AAMC & AAMC Foundation


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HOST SUPPORTERS AIA New York | Center for Architecture Avery Galleries Betty Krulik Fine Art Ltd. Brooklyn Historical Society Brooklyn Museum Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Conner • Rosenkranz, LLC Debra Force Fine Art The Frick Collection Graham Shay 1857 James Cohan James Reinish & Associates, Inc. Just Off Madison Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Menconi + Schoelkopf Fine Art El Museo del Barrio Museum at Eldridge Street Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts National Museum of the American Indian New Museum New-York Historical Society Rubin Museum of Art Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Sotheby’s Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Swiss Institute Taylor Graham UrbanGlass The Vilcek Foundation Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University Wave Hill Weeksville Heritage Center We are grateful to those listed here for their dedication and commitment to the 2019 Annual Conference & Meeting. Dr. William D. Adams Kathleen Ash-Milby Sharon Matt Atkins Jorrit Britschgi Rolando Brown Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee Tobi Bruce Hannah Byers Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell Melody Capote Gonzalo Casals Simon Castets Patrick Charpenel Lili Chopra Dr. Jane Chu Beth Citron Christa Clarke James Cohan Jane Cohan Olivia Cohen Kristen Collins Bonnie Dimun Rob Fields

William Furio Kevin Gover Olivia Gregory Michelle Hargrave Margi Hofer Kirstin Huber Walden Huntley-Fenner Nancy Johnson Danielle King Alexandra Krueger Betty Krulik Marianne Lamonaca Mary-Kay Lombino Lucy Lydon Eileen Jeng Lynch Devin Mathis Jennifer McGregor Laura McLean-Ferris Jen Mergel Karen Meyerhoff Louise Mirrer Jennifer Mock Richard Morales Emily Schuchardt Navratil Camila Nichols Anne Pasternak Lisa Phillips Judith Pineiro Aaron Pope Adriana Proser Benjamin Prosky Sara Reisman Jarvis Ridges Nina del Rio Benjamin Rosenblatt Shelley & Donald Rubin Deborah Schwartz Rachel Selekman Louise Stefanii Sally Szwed Sundaram Tagore Susanna Temkin Colleen Tierney Monica Valenzuela Jan T. Vilcek Robert Walden Ian Wardropper Kristen Wawruck


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KEYNOTE DIALOGUES

Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee Director, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee is an art historian, curator, writer, and the Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Exhibitions that she has curated and co-curated including Hale Woodruff, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, and the Academy; Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities; AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life; and Deborah Roberts: The Evolution of Mimi have garnered widespread acclaim.

Monday, May 6

Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970, the exhibition she organized with Valerie Cassel Oliver, the Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in 2012, was the first exhibition organized by American curators to be presented in the Havana Biennial. Dr. Brownlee is the author of Charles White: The David C. Driskell Series of African American Art, Volume I, as well as several exhibition catalogues. Her leadership in areas including curating exhibitions that excavate the contributions of Black women artists, advocating for artists through public art initiatives, and preparing the next generation of curators and museum professionals has been internationally recognized. Dr. Brownlee is the recipient of academic, professional, and scholarly awards including the 2013 David C. Driskell Prize in African American Art and Art History from the High Museum of Art and the 2015 James A. Porter Award from Howard University. An alumna of Spelman College, she earned her PhD in Art History from Duke University in 2001. She serves on the board of WonderRoot and is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors.

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On August 1, 2015, Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell began her tenure as the tenth President of Spelman College, a leading women’s college dedicated to the education and global leadership of Black women. Before coming to Atlanta, Dr. Campbell was a major force in the cultural life of New York City. Her career in New York began at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she served for ten years at a time when the city of New York was on the verge of bankruptcy and Harlem was in steep decline. Under her leadership, the museum was transformed from a rented loft to the country’s first accredited Black fine arts museum.

In September of 2009, former President Barack Obama appointed Dr. Campbell Vice-Chair of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, a nonpartisan Advisory Committee to the President of the United States on cultural matters. As Vice-Chair, she took an active role in reaffirming the arts as one of the ingredients essential to effective public school education.

Monday, May 6

In 1987, the late Mayor Edward I. Koch invited Dr. Campbell to serve as the city’s Cultural Affairs Commissioner. During her tenure, she gained a reputation as an indefatigable advocate for arts organizations, large and small, in all five boroughs. Campbell returned to the private sector to become Dean of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in the fall of 1991. In her more than two decades as Dean, the Tisch School gained a reputation for producing artistic trailblazers in theater, film, and interactive media.

KEYNOTE DIALOGUES

Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell President, Spelman College

Dr. Campbell is a contributor to several publications including Artistic Citizenship: Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis; New York Reimagined: Artists, Art Organizations, and the Rebirth of a City (Oxford University Press, 2016); Four Generations: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, Foreword (Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2016); co-editor of Artistic Citizenship: A Public Voice for the Arts, (Routledge, 2006); co-author of Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America (Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987); and Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden, 1940–1987 (Oxford University Press & The Studio Museum in Harlem, 1991). She recently completed a book on Romare Bearden for Oxford University Press. Dr. Campbell holds a bachelor of arts degree in English literature from Swarthmore College, where she also served for 12 years on the Board of Managers. She received a master’s degree in art history from Syracuse University, and a doctorate of humanities degree, also from Syracuse. She holds several honorary degrees, including from her alma mater, Swarthmore College, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently sits on the boards of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and High Museum of Art, as well as on the Advisory Boards of the Bonner Foundation and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. Photo credit: N/A 11


KEYNOTE DIALOGUES

Dr. William D. Adams Senior Fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities Dr. William D. Adams is a Senior Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He was the tenth Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) from 2014 to 2017. Shortly after arriving at the NEH, Adams launched an agency-wide initiative titled The Common Good: Humanities in the Public Square. The initiative seeks to demonstrate the relevance of the humanities to the life of the nation during a time of unprecedented domestic and global challenges.

Tuesday, May 7

Under the rubric of The Common Good, NEH launched a number of new grant lines, including the Public Scholar Program, Common Heritage, Dialogues on the Experience of War, Next Generation Humanities PhD Grants, Humanities Connections, NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication, Open Book, Creating Humanities Communities, and Humanities Access Grants. During his tenure at NEH, Dr. Adams also sought to deepen the engagement of the agency with community colleges and veterans groups and causes. Prior to joining the NEH, Dr. Adams served as President of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, from 2000 until his retirement on June 30, 2014. He also served as President of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, from 1995–2000. A native of Birmingham, Michigan, Dr. Adams earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Colorado College and a PhD from the history of consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He studied in France as a Fulbright Scholar before beginning his career in higher education with appointments to teach political philosophy at Santa Clara University in California and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to coordinate the Great Works in Western Culture program at Stanford University and to serve as Vice President and secretary of Wesleyan University. Dr. Adams’s formal education was interrupted by three years of service in the Army, including one year in Vietnam. In each of his professional roles, Dr. Adams has demonstrated a deep commitment to the humanities and to the liberal arts.

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Dr. Jane Chu served as the eleventh Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), having recently completed her term in June 2018. With a background in arts administration and philanthropy, Dr. Chu is also an accomplished artist and musician.

Tuesday, May 7

During her four-year tenure at the NEA, she traveled to all 50 states, 200 communities and made more than 400 site visits to meet visual artists, musicians, dancers, actors, writers, arts educators, and arts administrators. The agency awarded $430 million over the four years to support the arts in 16,000 communities, covering all 50 states, U.S. territories, and in every congressional district. Dr. Chu led the agency through increases in the arts endowment budget for three consecutive fiscal years (2016, 2017, 2018). The initiative Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts expanded from two sites to 12 across the nation, connecting arts therapy with service members and veterans with brain recovery conditions. She launched another new program—Creativity Connects—to connect $2 million in grants for art programs that linked with science, technology, health, agriculture, aging, and other nonarts sectors, and she cultivated two international performing arts exchange programs with Cuba and China. Dr. Chu launched a national Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge for high school students to identify the next generation of songwriters from across the nation, and provide these students with opportunities to be mentored by Broadway artists. The agency was also the recipient of a 2016 Special Tony Award and a 2018 Drama League Award for its support of theater and musical theater, as well as two Emmy nominations for the creation of a story bank of personal arts stories from folks across the nation. The NEA was ranked number one in 2016 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, in the small agency category.

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Dr. Jane Chu PBS Arts Adviser and Artist, Former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts

Prior to coming to the NEA, Dr. Chu served as the president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, overseeing a $413 million campaign to construct and open the performing arts center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Jane Chu was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and raised in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She studied music growing up, receiving bachelor’s degrees in piano performance and music education from Ouachita Baptist University, as well as a master’s degree in piano pedagogy from Southern Methodist University. Additionally, Dr. Chu holds an MBA from Rockhurst University, a PhD in philanthropic studies from Indiana University, as well as four honorary doctorate degrees.

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BRIEF SCHEDULE

Saturday, May 4

Sunday, May 5

10:00 AM – 5:15 PM TOUR ONE: UPPER MANHATTAN & THE BRONX

9:30 AM – 3:15 PM SUNDAY TOUR: LOWER EAST SIDE

11:00 AM – 4:30 PM TOUR TWO: BROOKLYN

11:00 AM –3:00 PM BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

11:00 AM – 5:15 PM TOUR THREE: DOWNTOWN MANHATTAN

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM AAMC FOUNDATION PROGRAM ALUMNI RECEPTION

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM JUST OFF MADISON: AN OPEN HOUSE

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE RECEPTION

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM WELCOME RECEPTION

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Tuesday, May 7

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM WELCOME BREAKFAST RECEPTION & OPEN GALLERIES 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM WELCOME ADDRESS

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM FRIDA KAHLO: APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING OPEN TO CONFERENCE ATTENDEES, FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM KEYNOTE DIALOGUE 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM DONORS AND EVOLVING MISSIONS 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ROUNDTABLES & LUNCH 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM GALLERIES OPEN 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM THE PUBLIC LIBRARY: NEW CURATORIAL PERSPECTIVES 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM PRESIDENT ELECTION & WELCOME 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM AAMC MEMBERS’ FORUM 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM AAMC MEMBERS’ RECEPTION SPONSORED BY SOTHEBY’S

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM BREAKFAST RECEPTION

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Monday, May 6

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM WELCOME ADDRESS 10:30 AM – 11:40 AM KEYNOTE DIALOGUE 11:40 AM – 12:40 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM PERMANENT COLLECTION GALLERIES OPEN 12:45 PM – 2:30 PM COMMITTEE OPEN FORUMS & LUNCH 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM DIVERSE EDUCATIONAL PIPELINE PROGRAMS NOW 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM INSIDE OUT: CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS & COMMUNITIES 4:30 PM– 4:45 PM CLOSING REMARKS

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FULL SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, MAY 4 10:00 AM – 5:15 PM

TOUR ONE: UPPER MANHATTAN & THE BRONX Pre-registration required.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

THE VILCEK FOUNDATION Join Curator Emily Schuchardt Navratil in The Vilcek Foundation’s recently-opened headquarters for a special tour of Ralston Crawford: Torn Signs. Established in 2000 to raise awareness of immigrant contributions in America and foster appreciation of the arts and sciences, the foundation is expanding its programing with the launch of a new gallery space, which will host exhibitions drawn primarily from works in The Vilcek Foundation collection. The inaugural show examines the confluence of two seemingly disparate series in artist Ralston Crawford’s oeuvre, Torn Signs and Semana Santa. Though their subject matter is drastically different—one is inspired by tattered advertisements on New York streets, while the other depicts observers of Holy Week in Seville, Spain—Crawford connects them through his extraordinary visual memory, working method, and inventiveness. The convergence of these two series culminates in the powerful, largescale painting that sits at the thematic center of the exhibition, Torn Signs, 1974–76. WAVE HILL Join AAMC for a private tour of the spring exhibitions at Wave Hill, a 28-acre public garden and cultural center overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Visual Arts Program at Wave Hill presents the work of contemporary artists who explore the dynamic relationship between nature, culture and site, through exhibitions in their galleries and project rooms. Jennifer McGregor, Director of Arts, Education and Programs, and Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator of Visual Arts, will discuss the two shows in Glyndor Gallery and the Sunroom Project Space. EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO ​Join El Museo del Barrio, the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution founded by the Puerto Rican community, for a special walk through of their on view permanent collection exhibition with Curator Susanna Temkin. Featuring highlights from the institution’s collection of over 8,000 artworks, the show coincides with the 50th anniversary of the museum, celebrating its pioneering role in presenting and preserving Puerto Rican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture. MIRIAM AND IRA D. WALLACH ART GALLERY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery advances Columbia University’s historical, critical, and creative engagement with the visual arts. Serving as both a laboratory and a forum, the Wallach Art Gallery offers opportunities for curatorial practice and discourse, while bridging the diverse approaches to the arts at the University with a welcome

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CARIBBEAN CULTURAL CENTER AFRICAN DIASPORA INSTITUTE The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) preserves and presents African Diaspora cultures, trains the next generation of cultural leaders, and unites diaspora communities. The Institute leverages arts and culture as tools for personal transformation, community-building, and social justice. In this tenuous climate, please join the CCCADI for a tour of its upcoming exhibition, Race, Myth, Art & Justice, which features twelve inter-generational photographers who have actively viewed these issues through their respective lenses. This exhibition will help us understand how the context of their artistic vision and political realities as artists of African-American and African descent is reflected in a racialized curatorial aesthetic dominated by white curators. With this exhibition, CCCADI continues to provide a safe space where artists have an open invitation to address aesthetic, creative and community issues that impact African descendants on the local level (Harlem) and the global issues facing international immigrant communities.

11:00 AM – 4:30 PM

TOUR TWO: BROOKLYN Pre-registration required.

URBANGLASS Founded in 1977 as the New York Experimental Glass Workshop and located in downtown Brooklyn since 1991, UrbanGlass fosters experimentation and advances the use and critical understanding of glass as a creative medium. A professional community of over 300 artists utilize the 17,000 square foot studio, alongside students of all ages who learn everything from glassblowing to neon in the organization’s workshop program. A variety of residency and fellowship programs support emerging and established artists as they create new, experimental work in the material, and scholarships expand access to the calendar of classes. Join Devin Mathis, Executive Director, for a tour of the studio and current exhibition. BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary and complex history. With its primary location an 1881 Queen-Anne-style landmark building in Brooklyn Heights, BHS recently opened a second location in the Empire Stores, a former 19th century warehouse in Brooklyn’s stylish DUMBO neighborhood. Join President Deborah Schwartz for a tour of BHS DUMBO’s newest exhibition and multimedia experience, Waterfront, which brings to life the vibrant history of Brooklyn’s coastline. The exhibition tells both the human and natural history of the waterfront and invites visitors to engage with pressing contemporary topics including sea level rise and gentrification.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) is a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the nineteenth-century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn—one of America’s many free black communities. Join Weeksville’s staff for a tour of the Historic Hunterfly Road Houses. Existing during Weeksville’s heyday and still intact today, the WHC Historic Hunterfly Road Houses are examples of homes inhabited by free people of color in the urban North. Oriented to an old Native American trail that became an important colonial road, these vernacular style homes were continuously inhabited from their construction until their acquisition by the museum in the 1970s. The Historic Hunterfly Road Houses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are New York City Landmarks. Each house is interpreted to represent a significant period of Weeksville’s history: the 1870s, early 1900s, and the 1930s. 

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broader public. The gallery presents projects that are organized by graduate students, faculty, and other Columbia scholars, that offer new scholarship on University special collections, and that focus on contemporary artists from the University’s communities. Join Jennifer Mock, Associate Director - Education and Public Programs, for a tour of the 2019 MFA thesis show on view.

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MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN DIASPORAN ARTS The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) uses the visual and performing arts as a point of departure for exploring new artistic production across a variety of disciplines. Through exhibitions and programming, MoCADA incites dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora and fosters a dynamic space for the continuous evolution of culture. Members will experience MoCADA’s approach to curation and design, including curatorial, educational and community programs. The tour, led by Board President Rolando Brown, will include a view of its current facility/exhibitions, it’s future home at 300 Ashland, a 50,000 square feet art space, and surrounding community.

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TOUR THREE: LOWER MANHATTAN Pre-registration required.

LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL WORKSPACE STUDIOS Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) empowers artists by providing the support, resources, and networks to create vibrant, sustainable communities. The combination of LMCC’s investment in individual artists and small arts groups, their network of partners in the public and private sectors, as well as their integrated approach to fostering local neighborhood efforts, inspires public engagement and investment in communities across Manhattan. Join LMCC staff for a tour of the current Workspace studios at 101 Greenwich Street. A nine-month studio residency program that focuses on creative practice development for emerging artists working across all disciplines, LMCC’s Workspace program offers space for experimentation and dialogue with peers and arts professionals, as well as career-advancement opportunities. Workspace encourages creative risk-taking, collaboration, learning and skill-sharing at a critical early stage of an artist’s career. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian represents the art and culture of Native people of the Western Hemisphere through exhibitions and programming in Washington, D.C., on the National Mall and New York City on Bowling Green. The collection includes contemporary, historic, and ancient objects, as well as photographic, paper and media archives. Exhibitions in New York during the conference will include Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian and Taino: Native Heritage and Identity in the Caribbean. Associate Curator Kathleen Ash-Milby will lead members on a tour of the two modern and contemporary art exhibitions T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America (organized by the Peabody Essex Museum) and a site-specific installation, Jeffrey Veregge: Of Gods & Heroes.


AIA NEW YORK | CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE Founded in 2003, the Center for Architecture is a leading cultural venue for architecture and the built environment in New York City, informed by the complexity of the City’s urban fabric and in dialogue with the global community. Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director of AIANY I Center for Architecture will lead a guided tour of Patchwork: The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak, an exhibition presenting the work of Grabowska- Hawrylak, a Polish architect. Grabowska-Hawrylak’s architecture has been associated with the city of Wroclaw from the beginning of its post-war Polish period. Through models, films, and photographs members will learn about her studies in the 1940s and her involvement in almost all stages of reconstruction and the creation of “new” Wroclaw in what will be the first comprehensive presentation of her work outside of Poland.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

JUST OFF MADISON: AN OPEN HOUSE A select group of American Art dealers will host a walkabout to provide an opportunity for AAMC members to stroll leisurely along Madison Avenue and visit Just Off Madison galleries and view their museum-quality offerings in intimate spaces. Participating galleries include: Avery Galleries, Betty Krulik Fine Art, Conner • Rosenkranz, LLC, Debra Force Fine Art, Graham Shay 1857, James Reinish & Associates, Inc., Menconi + Schoelkopf Fine Art, and Taylor Graham.

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WELCOME RECEPTION

SUNDARAM TAGORE GALLERY 547 W 27th Street, New York, NY 10001 Join AAMC Members for a Welcome Reception at Sundaram Tagore Gallery. Devoted to intercultural dialogue with locations in New York, Singapore and Hong Kong, Sundaram Tagore Gallery will be presenting an exhibition of work by internationally acclaimed Bangladeshi artist and activist Tayeba Begum Lipi. This exhibition, which includes video, installations and sculpture, showcases the Dhaka-based artist’s innovative use of materials—including safety pins and razor blades—which she employs to articulate themes of female marginality. Her work first appeared on the global stage in 2011 when she was commissioner of the first Bangladeshi pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 2012, she participated in the acclaimed Guggenheim Museum survey of Southeast Asian art No Country. Her most recent solo show in the United States was at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

FULL SCHEDULE SATURDAY, MAY 4

LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM OF GAY AND LESBIAN ART The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated LGBTQ art museum in the world with a mission to exhibit and preserve LGBTQ art and foster the artists who create it. The Museum has over 30,000 objects in its collections, spanning more than three centuries of queer art. Created by our founders to preserve LGBTQ identity and build community, the Museum aspires to reclaim scholarship from a queer perspective, provide a training ground for queer artists and cultural workers to examine the juxtaposition between art and social justice in ways that provoke dialogue and thought, while acting as a cultural hub for LGBTQ individuals and their communities. Join Gonzalo Casals, Executive Director, for a tour of the permanent collection and Art After Stonewall, an exhibition developed in collaboration with NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and the Columbus Museum of Art.

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SUNDAY, MAY 5 9:30 AM – 3:15 PM

SUNDAY TOUR: LOWER EAST SIDE Pre-registration required.

MUSEUM AT ELDRIDGE STREET The Museum at Eldridge Street makes its home in the Eldridge Street Synagogue, the first great house of worship built in America by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe. It is the last remaining marker of the great wave of migration that once made the Museum’s Lower East Side neighborhood the largest Jewish community in the world. Opened in 1887, this National Historic Landmark was on the verge of collapse when it was rediscovered in the 1970s. After a 20-year restoration, it is now meticulously restored, and features a 21st century addition: a monumental stained-glass window by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. Archivist and Curator Nancy Johnson will lead members on a tour of the building and permanent exhibition, which includes Yiddish signs, Jewish ritual objects, archival documents, artifacts from the building’s restoration, and more, as well as the Museum’s special exhibition gallery. JAMES COHAN James Cohan is pleased to host a tour of Je bâtis a roches mon langage, an exhibition of new work by Firelei Báez at its Lower East Side location, followed by a Vanessa’s Dumplings lunch. The gallery expanded to its second New York space at 291 Grand Street in November 2015, where it continues to present solo and thematic group exhibitions. The gallery’s international roster includes established artists such as Yinka Shonibare MBE, Teresa Margolles, Beatriz Milhazes, Mernet Larsen, Fred Tomaselli, and Bill Viola; as well as emerging artists such as The Propeller Group, Katie Paterson, Michelle Grabner, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Simon Evans™, Byron Kim, and Xu Zhen.  NEW MUSEUM The New Museum is the only museum in New York City exclusively devoted to contemporary art. Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a center for exhibitions, information, and documentation about living artists from around the world. From its beginnings as a one-room office on Hudson Street to the inauguration of its first freestanding building on the Bowery designed by SANAA in 2007, the New Museum continues to be a place of experimentation and a hub of new art and new ideas. Members will enjoy a curator-guided tour of the exhibitions on-view including Nari Ward: We the People an exhibition that brings together works spanning Ward’s twenty-five-year career, installed across the three main floors of the Museum.


11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING Closed event, by invitation only.

Hosted by Sotheby’s

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

AAMC FOUNDATION PROGRAM ALUMNI RECEPTION Closed event, by invitation only.

THE 8TH FLOOR

This event is co-hosted by the AAMC Foundation and the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation at The 8th Floor. We are grateful for the generosity of our Program supporters: Art Fund, Barbara Futter, Catherine L. Futter, Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. On view will be Revolution from Without…, the first in a two-year series of exhibitions under the larger title Revolutionary Cycles. Each of the six installments will be organized around a single theme, including labor, gender, the media, surveillance, and family. Through each exhibition, Revolutionary Cycles will focus on different modes of resistance, emphasizing how revolutionary gestures are manifest in the contexts of art and life. Opening on January 17, 2019, the inaugural exhibition Revolution from Without…will feature five artists and two collectives – Tania Bruguera, Tony Cokes, Chto Delat, Raqs Media Collective, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Dread Scott, and Mark Wallinger – whose practices engage structures of power that determine who is entitled to, and excluded from, access to human rights and positions of privilege.

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

AAMC & AAMC FOUNDATION AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE RECEPTION RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART 150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011 Join AAMC members in toasting the 2019 Awards for Excellence recipients at the Rubin Museum of Art with welcomes by Jorrit Britschgi, Executive Director, Rubin Museum of Art, and Christa Clarke, Independent Curator and Affiliate, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University; President, Board of Trustees (2017-2019), AAMC & AAMC Foundation. The AAMC Foundation has honored more than 200 curators for their outstanding work in catalogues, essays, articles, and exhibitions through our Awards for Excellence. The awards are highly valued and esteemed by our members, and we are proud to be formally honoring them at this reception.

FULL SCHEDULE SUNDAY, MAY 5

SWISS INSTITUTE Founded in 1986, Swiss Institute is an independent, nonprofit contemporary art institution dedicated to promoting forward- thinking and experimental art-making through innovative exhibitions and programs. Committed to the highest standards of curatorial and educational excellence, Swiss Institute serves as a platform for emerging artists, catalyzes new contexts for celebrated work, and fosters appreciation for under-recognized positions. Join Curator Laura McLean-Ferris for a tour of the first US institutional solo exhibition of Swiss-Iranian artist Shahryar Nashat. The exhibition will center around a major new film commission, in which a camera will appear to enter the body of a Hollywood action hero and to investigate his body from the inside. Nashat will collaborate with established technicians from cinema to explore the way that gestures and desires might be explored from inside the body, and the finished moving image work will be distributed on a variety of screens around the gallery.

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MONDAY, MAY 6 NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024 The museum is closed to the public. Galleries will be open from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

WELCOME BREAKFAST RECEPTION & OPEN GALLERIES 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

WELCOME ADDRESS Louise Mirrer, President and CEO, New-York Historical Society, with an introduction by Christa Clarke, Independent Curator and Affiliate, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University; President, Board of Trustees (2017-2019), AAMC & AAMC Foundation

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

KEYNOTE DIALOGUE Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Director, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President, Spelman College, with an introduction by Christa Clarke, Independent Curator and Affiliate, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University; President, Board of Trustees (2017-2019), AAMC & AAMC Foundation

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

DONORS AND EVOLVING MISSIONS Curators are often on the front lines of donor relations. While our supporters are integral to our institutions, they can sometimes have doubts about evolving museum missions. Not all donors are eager to see the institutions to which they are devoted move in new directions. As many organizations work to become more accessible, inclusive, and diverse spaces that promote dialogue around current and sometimes challenging topics, curators


MODERATOR/ORGANIZER: Katelyn Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, Birmingham Museum of Art CO-ORGANIZER: Anna O. Marley, Curator of Historical American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts PANELISTS: Christopher Bedford, Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director, Baltimore Museum of Art Reginald M. Browne, Senior Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald; National Trustee, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Julie Crooks, Assistant Curator, Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario Nicole E. Soukup, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

ROUNDTABLES & LUNCH AAMC’s RoundTables are facilitated, small-group discussions on topics facing the field at large. Through these guided conversations, AAMC hopes to catalyze lasting crossinstitutional discussions on best practices in the field. Both RoundTable and nonRoundTable seating will be offered, all on a first-come first-served basis. RoundTables will be divided between Dexter Hall and the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library. Dexter Hall RoundTable topics: • Engaging Academic Partners in University/College Museum Exhibitions • Reinstalling Permanent Collections  • Living Artists and Non-Contemporary Projects   • Presenting Exhibitions Digitally  • Accepting a Traveling Exhibition • Learn about the Institute of Museum and Library Services  Patricia D. Klingenstein Library RoundTable topics: • Developing Inclusive Exhibitions • Working with Advisory Groups • Planning with Non-Curatorial Teams • Family Leave/Non-Monetary Benefits • Credit Sharing and Acknowledgements

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

GALLERIES OPEN

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often find themselves having to convince their closest supports of the importance of these new initiatives. As institutions and priorities evolve, how can we most effectively engage our existing donors in new initiatives while also cultivating new supporters? This session will discuss strategies for persuading current donors to support new directions taken by curatorial departments—from acquisition priorities to narrative strategies to evolving departmental scope—as well as techniques for cultivating aligned donors.

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3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

THE PUBLIC LIBRARY: NEW CURATORIAL PERSPECTIVES At a time when many museums struggle to reach beyond their own walls, public libraries offer valuable lessons in visitor experience and community engagement. This panel brings together individuals that have played a significant role in developing innovative programs at public libraries that catalyze curiosity and deepen dialogue with new audiences, including many patrons unlikely to visit a museum. We will consider aesthetic, emotional, and intellectual criteria that can increase the resonance of art in a setting that uniquely prioritizes public service and inclusion and discuss successful partnership models. Examples will demonstrate how curators working alongside artists, librarians, educators, historians and archivists can connect patrons more deeply to the value of diverse cultural practices and local heritage, fight erasure and displacement, bring archival material to life, and engage art as a tool for cultural learning. MODERATOR/ORGANIZER: Natalie Campbell, Independent Curator and Consultant, DC Public Library / DC Public Library Foundation PANELISTS: Steven G. Fullwood, Archivist, Documentarian, and Writer, Nomadic Archivists Project Tempestt Hazel, Co-founder, Sixty Inches From Center and Arts Program Officer, Field Foundation of Illinois Marisa Morán Jahn, Visiting Artist at MIT, Executive Director of Studio REVSophia Marisa Lucas, Assistant Curator, Queens Museum

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

PRESIDENT ELECTION & WELCOME Christa Clarke, Independent Curator and Affiliate, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University; President, Board of Trustees (2017-2019), AAMC & AAMC Foundation & Marianne Lamonaca, Chief Curator / Associate Director of the Gallery, Bard Graduate Center; President-elect, Board of Trustees (2019-2021), AAMC & AAMC Foundation

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

AAMC MEMBERS’ FORUM Executive Committee & Executive Director, AAMC & AAMC Foundation

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

AAMC MEMBERS’ RECEPTION

PRESENTED BY LEAD CONFERENCE SPONSOR SOTHEBY’S The Frick Collection 1 E 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 Pre-registration required.


BROOKLYN MUSEUM 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

FRIDA KAHLO: APPEARANCES CAN BE DECEIVING OPEN TO CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

Exhibition is open to conference attendees only on a first-come first-served basis from 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM. Tickets are not required. Capacity in the exhibition is limited and AAMC cannot guarantee admission. Should you wish to visit the exhibition at any other time during the day, please visit the Brooklyn Museum website to purchase a ticket.

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

BREAKFAST RECEPTION 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

WELCOME ADDRESS Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director, Brooklyn Museum, with an introduction by Christa Clarke, Independent Curator and Affiliate, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University; President, Board of Trustees (2017-2019), AAMC & AAMC Foundation

10:30 AM – 11:40 AM

KEYNOTE DIALOGUE Dr. William D. Adams, Senior Fellow, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Dr. Jane Chu, PBS Arts Adviser and Artist, Former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts with an introduction by Christa Clarke, Independent Curator and Affiliate, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University; President, Board of Trustees (2017-2019), AAMC & AAMC Foundation

FULL SCHEDULE TUESDAY, MAY 7

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11:40 AM – 12:40 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS AAMC is pleased to debut Breakout Sessions for our 2019 Conference. Focusing on professional development topics, these sessions will allow members to engage in peer-to-peer learning. Discussions will not be moderated or led; members are encouraged to bring their experiences, questions, and comments to exchange with their peers. Breakout Session Topics: • Managing Up • Maintaining Work-Life Balance • Emerging Career Development • Being a Team Leader • Navigating Career Transitions • Interviewing Basics • Hiring 101 • Negotiating Salaries and Benefits • Mentoring Basics • Networking Skills • Learn about the Institute of Museum and Library Services

11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

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Does not include access to Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving. Attendees who would like to visit the exhibition must purchase a ticket through the Brooklyn Museum website. Capacity is limited and tickets are expected to sell out.

12:45 PM – 2:30 PM

COMMITTEE OPEN FORUMS & LUNCH Conference attendees are welcome to learn more about AAMC & AAMC Foundation Committees by attending the open form discussions of the Committees listed here. Taking part in a table discussion does not require you to join and does not guarantee that you’ll be part of that committee - this is an opportunity to have your voice heard, share ideas, and join a conversation among peers. • Conference Benefit Committee • Fundraising Committee • Membership Committee • Professional Development Committee

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

DIVERSE EDUCATIONAL PIPELINE PROGRAMS NOW Art organizations hold the artistic legacy of humans across time and geography. The staff within them, specifically the leadership roles of curatorial, conservation, and education, dedicate their professional careers to the scholarly work of collecting, preserving and interpreting these objects for audiences now and in the future. However, what happens to the story of art if the staff that are responsible for its display and care within these institutions are homogeneous? In order for art organizations to be more representative of the communities they serve and include diverse perspectives into the history of art, they must develop programs that promote access and inclusion for those who have been historically excluded. This panel will highlight a few diverse educational pipeline programs that art organizations have created in partnership with other institutions, and program representatives will explain the strategies used in their creation and provide recommendations on how to replicable these models throughout the field.


3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

INSIDE OUT: CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS & COMMUNITIES Grounded in the belief that art can promote dialogue and enable understanding, art organizations seek new methods for bringing the transformative power of art and artists to bear on contemporary issues. This panel invites curators, educators, and arts practitioners from organizations of varied scale and scope to discuss their methodologies and working processes for expanding the role of the institution in our communities. At a time when socially engaged art largely exists outside the realm of the institution, what space has been made to enable thoughtful dialogue through exhibitions, educational and outreach programs, residencies, and artist interventions? This panel will address questions including what steps a curator, administrator, or educator needs to take to act responsibly as a bridge within our communities, and how to act as a catalyst for relational art practices that invite effective and meaningful collaboration with individuals, communities, and non-arts institutions. MODERATOR/ORGANIZER Lisa Sutcliffe, Herzfeld Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum PANELISTS Kristin Collins, Curator of Manuscripts, J. Paul Getty Museum; Awards for Excellence Chair, AAMC & AAMC Foundation Jen Delos Reyes Franklin Sirmans, Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami Stephanie Smith, Chief Curator, Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

by Marianne Lamonaca, Chief Curator / Associate Director of the Gallery, Bard Graduate Center; President-elect, Board of Trustees (2019-2021), AAMC & AAMC Foundation

FULL SCHEDULE TUESDAY, MAY 7

MODERATOR/ORGANIZER Hilary L. Walter, Coordinator of Curatorial Fellowships, Los Angeles County Museum of Art PANELISTS Angélica J. Afanador-Pujol, Associate Professor of Art History and Program Director of LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History, School of Art at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Jennifer Himmelreich, Native American Fellowship Program Manager, Peabody Essex Museum Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Director, Vincent Price Art Museum Zainub Verjee, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Arts Galleries

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Angélica J. Afanador-Pujol Associate Professor of Art History, Program Director, LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship in Art History, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University Angélica J. Afanador-Pujol is associate professor at Arizona State University, where she teaches the history of Pre-Columbian and early Colonial Latin American art. She is the recipient of several grants including two fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies. She has published essays in leading art journals, and the University of Texas Press published her book, The Relación de Michoacán (1539-1541) and the Politics of Representation in Colonial Mexico in 2015. Her co-authored book Don Antonio Huitzimengari: An indigenous noble in sixteenth-century Mexico is currently in press with the National Autonomous University in Mexico. Christopher Bedford Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of The Baltimore Museum of Art Christopher Bedford is the Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director of The Baltimore Museum of Art, renowned for its collections of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Bedford previously served as Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University and U.S. Pavilion Commissioner for the 2017 Venice Biennale. He has held curatorial positions at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and J. Paul Getty Museum. Bedford has a BA from Oberlin College and an MA from

Reginald M. Browne Senior Managing Director, Cantor Fitzgerald; National Trustee, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Reginald Browne, a senior executive in the exchange traded funds industry (ETFs), is the chief architect of the distribution model for ETFs by professional market participants. Currently, he is a Senior Managing Director at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co in New York. Browne has more than three decades of Wall Street experience and has diverse interest tightly woven across commerce, financial democracy, community redevelopment and global inclusion. Browne has a full roster of civic engagement in the areas of artistic inclusion and education. Browne currently sits on the Boards of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in Philadelphia, McCarter Theater in Princeton NJ, where he is the interim Board President, and he is a trustee of his Alma mater, La Salle University in Philadelphia where he earned a degree in business administration.

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Case Western Reserve University, and has studied in the doctoral programs at the University of Southern California and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Natalie Campbell Independent Curator & Consultant, DC Public Library / DC Public Library Foundation Natalie Campbell is an independent curator based in Washington DC with a background in multi-disciplinary art production and social practice. She has curated and co-curated recent exhibitions at School 33, Baltimore MD; The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville NC; and the American University Museum, Washington DC, as well as a series of cultural programs at DC Public Library. Campbell studied Art History at Hunter College CUNY and has taught at the Corcoran School of Arts + Design at George Washington University and the Maryland Institute College of Art MFA Program in Curatorial Practice.

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Christa Clarke Independent Curator and Affiliate, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University; President, Board of Trustees (2017-2019), AAMC & AAMC Foundation Christa Clarke is an independent curator and an affiliate of Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. Previously, she was Senior Curator, Arts of Global Africa at the Newark Museum, where she organized exhibitions on topics ranging from men’s fashion to Nigerian modernism and stewarded hundreds of acquisitions, including major site-specific commissions by Yinka Shonibare, Odili Odita and Simone Leigh. Her publications include: Representing Africa in American Art Museums: A Century of Collecting and Display (with Kathleen Berzock; 2010); African Art in the Barnes Foundation (2015), which received the David C. Driskell Book Award for African American Art History and the AAMC’s Award for Excellence in 2016; and Arts of Global Africa: The Newark Museum Collection (2018). A 2012 Center for Curatorial Leadership Fellow, Christa has also held fellowships at the Smithsonian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Clark Art Institute, and teaching appointments at NYU Abu Dhabi, University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University, and Rutgers University. In the fall of 2019, she will be a Curatorial Fellow at the Clark Art Institute. Kristen Collins Curator of Manuscripts, J. Paul Getty Museum; Awards for Excellence Chair, AAMC & AAMC Foundation Kristen Collins’ work focuses on manuscripts and the portable arts of the high Middle Ages, with an emphasis on English and German Romanesque. She has curated and supervised over twenty exhibitions in her time at the Getty, including the international loan exhibitions Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai (2006) and Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister (2013). She is co-editor of St. Albans and the Markyate Psalter: Seeing and Reading in Twelfth-Century England (2017). Recurring themes in both her exhibitions and scholarship have been issues of transcultural exchange and

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retrospection and reuse in medieval material culture. Katelyn Crawford The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, Birmingham Museum of Art Katelyn Crawford has served as The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art (BMA) in Birmingham, Alabama, since 2017. She oversees all aspects of the museum’s collection of American art from the colonial period to 1970. Since joining the BMA, she has curated a number of feature and focus exhibitions including Magic City Realism: Richard Coe’s Birmingham. Prior to joining the BMA, Kate curated at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri and held fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, and the Yale Center for British Art. Julie Crooks Assistant Curator, Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario Julie is Assistant Curator, Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). She received a PhD in the Department of History of Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, U.K. The title of her dissertation is Alphonso Lisk-Carew and Early Photography in Sierra Leone. Julie’s research focuses on vernacular photography in Sierra Leone, West Africa and the diaspora. In 2017 she was the curator of Free Black North at the AGO, and in 2018 she was the co-curator of the Royal Ontario Museum exhibition, Here We are Here: Black Canadian Contemporary Art (2018). Steven G. Fullwood Archivist, Documentarian & Writer, Nomadic Archivists Project Steven G. Fullwood is an archivist, documentarian, and writer. He is the former associate curator of the Manuscripts, Archives & Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He founded the In the Life Archive (ITLA) in 1999 to aid in the preservation of materials produced by and about LGBTQ people of African descent. In 2018, Fullwood co-founded


Catherine L. Futter Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art; Board of Trustees, Vice President, Communications, AAMC & AAMC Foundation Prior to the Nelson-Atkins, Futter was at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Chrysler Museum of Art. While at the Nelson-Atkins, she has overseen permanent collection reinstallation projects, curated contemporary art, design and architecture exhibitions and co-curated a major international loan traveling exhibition, Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at World’s Fairs, 1851-1939. Futter was also the project manager for the museum’s cultural district project and has been a member of the Museum’s Strategic Leadership Group since 2009. In 2014, she was a Fellow with the Center for Curatorial Leadership. She is actively involved with mentorship: she was Co-Chair of the AAMC & AAMC Foundation Career Support Committee; the Board Chair, since 2018, and a mentor for MINDDRIVE, an after-school program for urban youth; and, a board member of the Charlotte Street Foundation. Madhuvanti Ghose Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan & Islamic Art, Art Institute of Chicago; Board of Trustees, Vice President, Governance & Nominating, AAMC & AAMC Foundation Madhuvanti Ghose has curated many exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago including the site-specific Public Notice 3 by Jitish Kallat (2010–11), Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings (2015– 16), and India Modern: The Paintings of M.F. Husain (2017–18). She led the Museum’s Vivekananda Memorial Program for Museum Excellence initiative with the Government of India. Dr. Ghose was

previously Lecturer in South Asian Art and Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London from where she received her doctoral degree after which she held a research fellowship at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. Cody Hartley Acting Director, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Board of Trustees, Vice President, Fundraising, AAMC & AAMC Foundation Cody Hartley assumed leadership of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in February of 2019 after nearly six years of leading the museum’s collections and interpretation efforts, including curatorial, conservation, education, the library, archives and research center, and historic properties. Previously, Dr. Hartley worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Hartley earned his MA and PhD in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, following undergraduate study at the University of Wyoming.

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The Nomadic Archivists Project, an initiative to establish, preserve, and enhance collections that explore the African Diasporic experience. Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call, Fullwood’s most recent publication, honors the legacy of black gay pioneer, Joseph Beam.

Tempestt Hazel Curator, Writer & Founder of Sixty Inches From Center Tempestt Hazel is a curator, writer, and the Founder of Sixty Inches From Center, a Chicago-based arts publication and archiving initiative that preserves the legacies and stories of artists who are neglected within mainstream cultural narratives. She is also the Arts Program Officer for the Field Foundation which supports arts and justice organizations through the lens of racial equity. Her exhibitions have been produced with the South Side Community Art Center, University of North Texas, Terrain Exhibitions, Black Metropolis Research Consortium, University of Chicago, and Smart Museum of Art, among others. Hazel’s writing has been published in the Chicago Social Practice History Series, Contact Sheet, Unfurling: Explorations In Art, Activism and Archiving, and for Artslant, Prospect 4, the Broad Museum, Duke University, Art Design Chicago, Art AIDS America, Tremaine Foundation’s Exhibitions on the Cusp, among others. 37


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Marisa Morán Jahn Visiting Artist at MIT, Executive Director of Studio REVAn artist of Ecuadorian and Chinese descent, Marisa Morán Jahn’s artworks redistribute power, “exemplifying the possibilities of art as social practice” (ArtForum). Characterizing her playful approach, MIT CAST writes, “[Jahn] introduces a trickster-like humor into public spaces and discourses, and yet it is a humor edged with political potency.” Her work has been featured at The White House, MoMA, and Tribeca Film Festival; reviewed in The New York Times, CNN, Hyperallergic; and received awards from Creative Capital and Sundance. She is the founder of Studio REV-, a non-profit that co-designs public art and creative media with low-wage workers, immigrants, and women. Jahn teaches at MIT, Columbia University, and The New School. Jennifer Himmelreich Native American Fellowship Program Manager, Peabody Essex Museum As Program Manager, Jennifer Himmelreich (Diné) draws on her own experiences as an alumna of the 2011 Native American Fellowship (NAF) program at the Peabody Essex Museum and other prestigious fellowships. Her professional experiences with cultural heritage institutions and projects work towards supporting and empowering Indigenous 21st century leaders who will lead the conversations necessary to inhabit cultural heritage spaces on their terms. Her goal of connecting collections with their source communities, and her research in technology and access in Indigenous communities has led to advisory and consultant positions with the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research, Storycorps, and Historypin. Her personal experience with summer residential programs for Native American students as both participant and counselor helps her guide current Fellows, Alumni, and future participants through each stage of the NAF program while implementing its day-to-day operations. She is working on her Masters of Library and Information

Science from San Jose State University and earned her BA in Art and Sociology from Fort Lewis College. Marianne Lamonaca Chief Curator/Associate Director of the Gallery, Bard Graduate Center; President-elect, Board of Trustees (2019–2021), AAMC & AAMC Foundation Marianne Lamonaca is Chief Curator and Associate Gallery Director at Bard Graduate Center, New York. She also served as Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Education at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach, and Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the Brooklyn Museum. She has published on twentieth-century decorative arts and design, with a focus on Italy, and has taught courses in decorative arts, design history, and curatorial practice. She is a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design/Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s MA program in the history of decorative arts and of Sarah Lawrence College, and a fellow of the American Academy of Rome. Soyoung Lee Chief Curator, Harvard Art Museums; Board of Trustees, Vice President, Finance & Audit, AAMC & AAMC Foundation Soyoung Lee, Chief Curator at the Harvard Art Museums, oversees its robust exhibitions program and its collections of approximately 250,000 artworks. Prior to Harvard, Lee was the Curator for Korean art for 15 years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, where she organized a number of critically acclaimed international loan exhibitions, including Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art (2011); Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom (2013); and most recently, Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art (2018), each with a publication. She was a recipient of the Center for Curatorial Leadership fellowship in 2018. Sophia Marisa Lucas Assistant Curator, Queens Museum Sophia Marisa Lucas is Assistant Curator at the Queens Museum, where she


Anna O. Marley Curator of Historical American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Anna O. Marley holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Delaware and since 2009 has served as Curator of Historical American Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her publications and exhibitions include A Mine of Beauty: Landscapes by William Trost Richards (2012), Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit (2012), and The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920 (2015). Marley is a former Chair of the Association of Historians of American Art and serves on the Advisory Board of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College.

Judith Pineiro Executive Director, AAMC & AAMC Foundation Judith Pineiro joined the Association of Art Museum Curators & AAMC Foundation as Executive Director in January 2014. Directly prior, she was an independent external affairs consultant for clients such as Art in General, Louise Blouin Media, and The Laundromat Project. Additional senior level roles include Director, Affordable Art Fair U.S., Associate Development Director, Institutional Advancement, Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), and Account Manager, Museum Services, Christie’s. Pineiro began her career in galleries in New York and Los Angeles. She is a mentor in the Diversity in Arts Leadership program of the Arts & Business Council, Americans for the Arts. Judith also serves as VP, Communication on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at ArtTable, and as Board member is also on the Finance Committee. She is a former Board member at New York Artists Equity Association. She has an MA, Art History, from Rutgers University.

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recently organized Queens International 2018: Volumes, the eighth iteration of the Museum’s biannual exhibition of Queensbased artists. The exhibition comprised of a partnership with the Queens Library including installations in branches and system-wide programming. At the Queens Museum, she has also coorganized QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship exhibitions by Sable Elyse Smith (2017) and Julia Weist (2017) with Hitomi Iwasaki and worked with Larissa Harris on Maintenance Art (2016), a museum-wide retrospective of Mierle Laderman Ukeles. Previously, she contributed to exhibitions and programming at The Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Art and Design, The Artist’s Institute, and Slought Foundation.

Jen Mergel Independent Curator; Board of Trustees, Vice President, Programs, AAMC & AAMC Foundation Jen Mergel has organized over 50 exhibitions with contemporary art across museum, campus, park and other venues. In 2018, Mergel presented The Contingent, fifteen site-responsive installations for the Platform section of The Armory Show; in Boston, she organized the citywide public exhibition, Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace. She is now researching the public works of Nancy Spero. From 2010-2017, Mergel served as Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, after curatorial roles at the ICA Boston, Harvard, and Addison Gallery of American Art. She is Founding Director of the Curatorial Network Accelerator BOSTON (CNAB).

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Jen Delos Reyes Jen Delos Reyes is a creative laborer, educator, radical community arts organizer, and author of countless emails. She is the director and founder of Open Engagement, an artist-led initiative committed to expanding the dialogue around and serving as a site of care for the field of socially engaged art. Delos Reyes currently lives and works in Chicago, IL where she is the Associate Director of the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Pilar Tompkins Rivas Director, Vincent Price Art Museum Pilar Tompkins Rivas is the Director of the Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM) at East Los Angeles College. Specializing in U.S. Latino and Latin American Contemporary Art, she has been an arts professional since 2002 and has curated dozens of exhibitions throughout the US, Colombia, Egypt, France, and Mexico. At VPAM, she launched The Smithsonian Undergraduate Internship Program, a diversity pipeline internship in museum studies for students from East Los Angeles College. Tompkins Rivas was the former Coordinator of Curatorial Initiatives at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, co-directing the institution’s UCLA/LACMA Art History Practicum Initiative and the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program.

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Franklin Sirmans Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami Franklin Sirmans is the Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami since fall of 2015. Prior to his appointment, he was the Department Head and Curator of Contemporary Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) from 2010 until 2015. At LACMA Sirmans organized Toba Khedoori, Noah Purifoy: Junk Dada; Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting; Futbol: The Beautiful Game, and Ends and Exits: Contemporary Art from the Collections of LACMA and the Broad Art Foundation. From 2006 to 2010, he was Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Menil Collection in Houston where he organized several exhibitions including NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith, Maurizio Cattelan: Is Their Life Before Death? and Vija Celmins: Television and Disaster, 1964–1966. From 2005 to 2006, Sirmans was a curatorial advisory committee member at MoMA/ PS1. He was the Artistic Director of Prospect.3 New Orleans from 2012–2014. And, he is the 2007 David Driskell Prize winner, administered by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Stephanie Smith Chief Curator, New Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University Stephanie Smith is a curator, writer and arts leader committed to critical, collaborative, and experimental museum practice. As Chief Curator, she leads the artistic program at the new Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to the ICA, she was Chief Curator at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Deputy Director/Chief Curator at the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum, and held curatorial roles at Rice University Art Gallery and Contemporary Arts Museum. She was a member of the curatorial team for AGORA: 4th Athens Biennale, Greece, 2013 and has served as contributing editor for Afterall journal.


Lisa Sutcliffe Herzfeld Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Milwaukee Art Museum Lisa Sutcliffe is the Herzfeld Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Milwaukee Art Museum. She has organized numerous exhibitions since joining the museum in 2013, including The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison (2018); Rineke Dijkstra: Rehearsals (2016); Penelope Umbrico: Future Perfect (2016); and Postcards from America: Milwaukee (2014). From 2007–2012 she served as Assistant Curator in the photography department at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She holds an MA in the history of art from Boston University, and a BA from Wellesley College. Zainub Verjee Executive Director, Ontario Association of Arts Galleries Zainub Verjee, the Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Arts Galleries, is a leading public figure and senior arts administrator in the Canadian cultural sector, widely recognized as an institution builder, a catalyst for organizing a community, and an influencer in the international arts and

culture sector. Holding executive positions, her impressive track record of four decades has shaped culture policy at all levels of government as well as the growth of cultural institutions and organizations. As an artist and critic, she is published widely and is invited to speak nationally and internationally on culture policy, contemporary art and cultural diplomacy. Her art work has been shown nationally and internationally including at the Venice Biennale, Museum of Modern Art, and Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Washington, and resides in private and public collections such as Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada. Hilary L. Walter Coordinator of Curatorial Fellowships, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Hilary L. Walter has managed programs that assist emerging art professionals, from diverse backgrounds, gain access to internships and fellowships in art organizations for over a decade. She is currently the National Fellowship Coordinator for the Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship program, which occurs at six museums across the United States: the Art Institute of Chicago, High Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Museum of Fine Arts Houston, NelsonAtkins Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Prior to coming to LACMA, Ms. Walter oversaw the Getty Foundation’s Multicultural Undergraduate Internship program at the Getty Center and Villa. During her nine years at the Getty she was also involved with the Graduate Internship program, the Postdoctoral Fellowships, the extensive Connecting Art Histories Initiative, and the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative. Walter received a MA from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a BA in Art History from Temple University.

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Nicole E. Soukup Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art Nicole joined the Minneapolis Institute of Art staff in 2010 as a research assistant, working on numerous exhibitions, including More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness. In 2015, she was appointed the interim Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program (MAEP) Coordinator. Building on her interests in intersectionality, she co-organized the Guerrilla Girls’ Twin Cities Takeover at multiple arts venues in 2016. In 2017, Nicole was named the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. Since then, she curated Art and Healing in the Moment (2017), Essma Imady: Thicker than Water (2017), and is working on projects with Sara VanDerBeek, Jonathan Herrera, and continues to coordinate the MAEP.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Christa Clarke, Independent Curator and Affiliate, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University; President (2017–2019) Catherine L. Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Vice President, Communications Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan & Islamic Art, Department of Asian Art, Art Institute of Chicago; Vice President, Governance & Nominating Cody Hartley, Acting Director, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Vice President, Fundraising Marianne Lamonaca, Chief Curator / Associate Director of the Gallery, Bard Graduate Center; President-elect (2019–2021) Soyoung Lee, Chief Curator, Harvard Art Museums; Vice President, Finance & Audit Jen Mergel, Independent Curator; Vice President, Programs

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Ann Yonemura, Curator Emerita, Freer

Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the

Gallery of Art, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery,

Department of Architecture & Design, and Director,

Smithsonian Institution

Research & Development, The Museum of Modern Art Sharon Matt Atkins, Director of Curatorial

EMERITI TRUSTEE PAST

Affairs, Brooklyn Museum

PRESIDENTS

Tobi Bruce, Director, Exhibitions & Collections,

Elizabeth W. Easton, Co-Founder &

& Senior Curator, Art Gallery of Hamilton

Director, Center for Curatorial Leadership;

Julian Cox, Chief Curator & Deputy Director,

Past President, Trustee Emerita

Art Gallery of Ontario

Carol S. Eliel, Curator of Modern Art, Los

Alison De Lima Greene, Isabel Brown

Angeles County Museum of Art;

Wilson Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, The

Past President, Trustee Emerita

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Helen C. Evans, Mary & Michael Jaharis

Michelle Hargrave, Deputy Director, New

Curator of Byzantine Art, The Metropolitan Museum

Britain Museum of American Art

of Art; Past President, Trustee Emerita

Benjamin M. Hickey, Curator of Exhibitions,

Emily Ballew Neff, Executive Director,

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art;

Michelle Jacques, Chief Curator, Art

Past President, Trustee Emerita

Gallery of Greater Victoria

John Ravenal, Executive Director, deCordova

C. Griffith Mann, Michel David-Weill

Sculpture Park & Museum;

Curator in Charge, Department of Medieval Art &

Past President, Trustee Emeritus

The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

George T.M. Shackelford, Deputy

Elizabeth Morrison, Senior Curator of

Director, Kimbell Art Museum;

Manuscripts, J. Paul Getty Museum

Past President, Trustee Emeritus

Mary-Kate O’Hare, Vice President, Advisor,

Gary Tinterow, Director, The Museum of Fine

Modern & Contemporary Art, Art Advisory & Finance,

Arts, Houston; Past President, Trustee Emeritus

Citi Private Bank E. Carmen Ramos, Deputy Chief Curator &

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Curator of Latino Art, Smithsonian American

John B. Koegel, Founder & Lawyer, The

Art Museum

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Peter Schertz, Jack & Mary Ann Frable Curator

Judith Pineiro, Executive Director, AAMC &

of Ancient Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

AAMC Foundation; Ex-officio

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COMMITTEES & AWARD CHAIR

AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE CHAIR Kristen Collins, Curator of Manuscripts, J. Paul Getty Museum CONFERENCE BENEFIT COMMITTEE Sharon Matt Atkins, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Brooklyn Museum; Board of Trustees Tobi Bruce, Director, Exhibitions & Collections, and Senior Curator, Art Gallery of Hamilton; Co-Chair Beth Citron, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rubin Museum of Art; Co-Chair Michelle Hargrave, Deputy Director, New Britain Museum of American Art Marianne Lamonaca, Chief Curator/ Associate Director of the Gallery, Bard Graduate Center; President-elect, Board of Trustees (2019–2021) Mary Kay Lombino, The Emily Hargroves Fisher ’57 and Richard B. Fisher Curator and Assistant Director for Strategic Planning, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator of Visual Arts, Wave Hill Jen Mergel, Independent Curator; Board of Trustees, Vice President, Programs, Executive Committee Representative Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator for Traditional Asian Art, Asia Society Sally Szwed, Director of Programs, EYEBEAM FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE Christa Clarke, Independent Curator and Affiliate, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Harvard University; President, Board of Trustees (2017–2019) Catherine L. Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Board of Trustees, Vice President, Communications Madhuvanti Ghose, Alsdorf Associate Curator of Indian, Southeast Asian, Himalayan & Islamic Art, Department of Asian Art, Art Institute

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of Chicago; Board of Trustees, Vice President, Governance & Nominating Cody Hartley, Acting Director, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Vice President, Fundraising Marianne Lamonaca, Chief Curator / Associate Director of the Gallery, Bard Graduate Center; President-elect, Board of Trustees (2019– 2021), AAMC & AAMC Foundation Soyoung Lee, Chief Curator, Harvard Art Museums; Vice President, Finance & Audit Jen Mergel, Independent Curator; Vice President, Programs FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE Cody Hartley, Acting Director, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; Vice President, Fundraising Nicole R. Myers, The Lillian and James H. Clark Curator of European Painting and Sculpture, Dallas Museum of Art Monica Obniski, Demmer Curator of 20thand 21st-Century Design, Milwaukee Art Museum Mary-Kate O’Hare, Vice President, Advisor, Modern & Contemporary Art, Art Advisory & Finance, Citi Private Bank; Board of Trustees Anne Yonemura, Curator Emeritus, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Board of Trustees MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE Nina Bozicnik, Associate Curator, Henry Art Gallery Lisa Çakmak, Associate Curator of Ancient Art, Saint Louis Art Museum Nicholas Chambers, Senior Curator of International Art & Terra International Fellow, Art Gallery of New South Wales Karina Corrigan, H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art, Peabody Essex Museum Katelyn Crawford, The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, Birmingham Museum of Art


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Rene Paul Barilleaux, Head of Curatorial Affairs, McNay Art Museum Mindy Besaw, Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Claire Breukel, Executive Director & Curator, Y.ES Contemporary Amy Landau Rebecca Mcnamara, Mellon Collections Curator, Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College Jen Mergel, Independent Curator; Board of Trustees, Vice President, Programs, Executive Committee Representative Asma Naeem, Chief Curator, Baltimore Museum of Art Devi Noor, Curatorial Assistant, American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Fernanda Pitta, Curator of Latin American Art, Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo Denene De Quintal, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow in American Indian Art, Denver Art Museum Hallie Ringle, Hugh Kaul Curator for Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museum of Art Jamaal B. Sheats, Director & Curator, Fisk University Galleries Grace Stewart, Director of Collections & Exhibitions, Metal Museum; Co-Chair Yao-Fen You, Senior Curator and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts, Cooper-Hewett Museum; Co-Chair

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Maria Saffiotti Dale, Curator of Paintings, Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Chazen Museum of Art at University of Wisconsin-Madison Catherine L. Futter, Director of Curatorial Affairs, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; Board of Trustees, Vice President, Communications, Executive Committee Representative Amanda H. Hellman, Curator of African Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University Bryan Keene, Assistant Curator of Manuscripts, J. Paul Getty Museum Theresa Papanikolas, Ann M. Barwick Curator of American Art, Seattle Art Museum; Co-Chair Julie Pierotti, Martha R. Robinson Curator, Dixon Gallery & Gardens; Co-Chair Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Laura Vigo, Curator of Asian Art, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Julie Walsh, Founder and Director, Walsh Projects

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GRATITUDE

We share our deepest gratitude to our most dedicated supporters, bolstering our work and reach every day through their generosity. All listings below recognize gifts from March 1, 2018 – March 1, 2019. Foundation Art Fund The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation Helen Frankenthaler Foundation The Getty Foundation The Iris Foundation David L. Klein Foundation Samuel H. Kress Foundation Leon Levy Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Terra Foundation for American Art Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation Corporate Sponsor Sotheby’s Corporate Supporters ($3,500 annually) ADAA Christie’s Just Off Madison Individual Donors AAMC has expanded offerings and delved into important issues facing the museum world, but we still have so much more to accomplish. And, individual level gifts help us do so. As part of this annual high-level donor group individuals receive invitations to exclusive events and programs throughout the year to connect with curators and those supporting the field. Patrons Barbara Futter Catherine L. Futter President’s Circle ($5,000 annually) Ann Tenenbaum & Thomas H. Lee  Jan & Marica Vilcek

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Benefactor Circle ($2,500 annually) William D. Adams Graham C. Boettcher Andrea Barnwell Brownlee Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell Jane Chu Lisa Dennison Helen C. Evans Bill Gautreaux Madhuvanti Ghose Richard Green Mr. & Mrs. Barnett & Shirley Helzberg Jr. Ed Marquand John B. Ravenal Elizabeth Smith Annual Fund Gifts to our annual fund advance the organization’s capacity to ensure we secure our mission’s values and vision’s goals. Lynne D. Ambrosini Rene Barilleaux Andrea J. Bayer Emily Braun Annie Carlano Sarah Cash Beth Citron Christa Clarke Sarah Coffin Kelly Conway Juan R. Coronel Rivera Deborah Cullen-Morales Jessica Decker Helen and Robert Evans Linda S. Ferber Daniel Finamore Sandra Firmin Jay Fisher Diane B. Frankel Catherine L. Futter Alison de Lima Greene Sarah Hall Lisa A. Hostetler Chiyo Ishikawa Joseph & Nancy Keithley Sarah Kianovsky John Koegel Marianne Lamonaca Martin P. Levy

C. Griffith Mann Joan R. Mertens Mary G. Morton Christina Nielsen Monica M. Obniski Jennifer Komar Olivarez Marina Pacini Julie Pierotti Jennifer Casler Price Emily Rauh Pulitzer Allyson Purpura Carolyn Putney Juan R. Coronel Rivera Mark Scala Josephine Shea Linda Simon Marianna Simpson Elizabeth Smith Will South John Wilson Kimberly Wilson Sustaining Members ($750 level of membership) In acknowledgment of their generosity and leadership, Sustaining Members receive exclusive access beyond that of general membership. Gifts at this level provide critical support to the organization. Lynne Ambrosini Dita Amory Paola Antonelli Stephanie Barron Nathalie Bondil Christa Clarke Carol Eliel Catherine L. Futter Gloria Groom Cody Hartley Eik Kahng Norman Kleeblatt Wolfram Koeppe Jen Mergel Christina Nielsen Marisa J. Pascucci Annemarie Sawkins George T. M. Shackelford Julie Walsh Ann Yonemura


Albright-Knox Art Gallery Amon Carter Museum of American Art Arkansas Arts Center Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Art Gallery of Ontario Art Institute of Chicago Baltimore Museum of Art The Barnes Foundation Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Birmingham Museum of Art Blanton Museum of Art Brooklyn Museum Canadian Centre for Architecture Cheekwood Estate & Gardens Cincinnati Art Museum Cleveland Museum of Art Colby College Museum of Art Cornell Fine Arts Museum Corning Museum of Glass Currier Museum of Art David Owsley Museum of Art deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Delaware Art Museum Denver Art Museum DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art Dixon Gallery and Gardens The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery The Frick Collection Frist Art Museum Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Hammer Museum at UCLA Harvard Art Museums Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens Hood Museum of Art

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum J. Paul Getty Museum Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum The Jewish Museum Kimbell Art Museum Los Angeles County Museum of Art Mead Art Museum, Amherst College Memphis Brooks Museum of Art The Menil Collection The Metropolitan Museum of Art Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum Minneapolis Institute of Art Mississippi Museum of Art MIT List Visual Arts Center Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Museo Universidad de Navarra Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The Museum of Modern Art Museum of Northwest Art Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University Nasher Sculpture Center National Gallery of Art National Gallery of Canada The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art New Orleans Museum of Art Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art Norman Rockwell Museum North Carolina Museum of Art Oakland Museum of California Palmer Museum of Art El Paso Museum of Art The Parrish Art Museum Peabody Essex Museum Philadelphia Museum of Art Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University Pointe-a-Calliere Museum Pomona College Museum of Art Portland Museum of Art Princeton University Art Museum

Saint Louis Art Museum San Antonio Museum of Art San Diego Museum of Art San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Santa Barbara Museum of Art Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Seattle Art Museum Skirball Cultural Center Smithsonian American Art Museum Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute The Studio Museum in Harlem Telfair Museums Toledo Museum of Art UB Art Galleries UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College Whitney Museum of American Art Wichita Art Museum Williams College Museum of Art Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library Yale Center for British Art Yale University Art Gallery

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Institutional Members (annual gift) By being an institutional member the organizations below are highlighting their commitment to the curatorial profession and their desire to see it flourish.

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