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Curating and Education: Conversations with an International Panel

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Friday, October 19. 2007 • Category: Announcements
Lorie Mertes, Director of the Galleries at Moore and Janet Kaplan, Director of the new BFA in Curatorial Studies announce: Curating and Education: Conversations with an International Panel

Saturday October 27, 2007, 10am – 5pm
Moore College of Art & Design
20th and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Curating and Education is the second in an ongoing series of public conversations about issues and ideas in contemporary curatorial practice presented by The Galleries at Moore in conjunction with Moore’s new BFA in Curatorial Studies. Through a series of paired conversations with an international roster of distinguished panelists, we will discuss the creative nexus between curating and education. Questions to be considered include: What do the growing number of projects in which curators are creating educational forums as exhibitions suggest about opening up the creative exchange between curating and education? Given the institutional hierarchies that often impede creative collaboration between curators and educators, how can curating and education work together as powerful laboratories for the production of ideas? What is at stake and what is possible?

The program is free but pre-registration via e-mail is requested for planning purposes. Please RSVP by October 22, 2007 to: jkaplan -at-

Director & Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; former Director/Curator of the Gallery at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in Los Angeles

Professor of Art History and Director of the BFA in Curatorial Studies at Moore College of Art & Design

Incoming Director of the graduate program at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York; currently Director of IASPIS (International Artist Studio Program in Sweden) in Stockholm

Director of the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative and the Heritage Philadelphia Program, at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Heritage, of The Pew Charitable Trusts

Director and Chief Curator of The Galleries at Moore; former Assistant Director of Special Projects and Curator at Miami Art Museum

Professor at Tyler School of the Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia; former artist-in-residence with Philadelphia Department of Human Services

Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College, University of London; curator of "Academy - Learning from the Museum," Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Menil Collection, Houston; Curatorial Advisor at PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York

The Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education at the Museum of Modern Art, New York


10-11am Institutions and alternatives: What is at stake?
Pepon Osorio and Wendy Woon

11-12noon Education as exhibition
Eungie Joo and Irit Rogoff

12-1:30pm Lunch on your own (boxed lunches available in Moore’s cafeteria)

1:30-2:30pm Public engagement and questions of access
Lorie Mertes and Franklin Sirmans

2:30-3:30pm Complexities of participation
Maria Lind and Paula Marincola

3:30-4:30pm Plenary and audience Q&A
Moderator Janet Kaplan

4:30pm Reception

This program is made possible through support from Frances and Bayard Storey.
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