Call for Proposals: On Gonzo Curating I (Max Presneill, Curator of the Torrance Art Museum) was interested to read recently, on and at, some of their reader’s responses to the questions regarding topics that should be raised and what the purpose of a museum is, respectively. While I feel that there is space and time enough in the […]

First of the month again… even with an extra day, February seemed short! Here’s the March ’08 edition of Pick ‘N Mix, my monthly annotated list of little news items in the realm of curating. A fascinating article on the state of museums and galleries in China on ARTnews notes that a concern in the face of explosive growth “…has […]

Welcome to February’s Pick ‘N Mix, my monthly annotated list of interesting tidbits that have captured my attention recently. I found this post about the “Video Vortex: Curating Online Video” symposium in Amsterdam really interesting, especially towards the end where there is this quotation: “…there was a short panel discussion about the role of the curator. […] Hierarchies are changing […]

It’s the first of the month again! Hard to believe it’s November already. Time for the November edition of Pick ‘N Mix, my monthly annotated list of bite-sized items that have captured my attention recently. “CURATE OR DIE” is the title of a series of discussions at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin. “The focus of classical museum work […]

The document below, being circulated by the Kamloops Art Gallery in Canada, poses some incisive questions that many cultural institutions, not just museums in small cities, are facing. Input from curators on some of these issues would greatly benefit this study. Full text follows: Dynamic Art Museums in Small Cities The Board of Trustees of the Kamloops Art Gallery, a […]

The Ulrich Museum of Art seeks candidates for the position of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Responsibilities: The Ulrich Museum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art reports to the museum director and works collaboratively with other staff in a team environment. The position balances responsibilities for collection development and art acquisition with exhibition programming, organization, and interpretation. An ability […]

The National Maritime Museum is seeking to appoint a Curator of Fine Art who is able to lead the research and interpretation of the Museum’s art collections and the strategy for the Queen’s House, the Museum’s main art venue. Key responsibilities: •Manage the Art Team, ensuring that they work creatively to deliver research and exhibitions that meet in full the […]

Welcome to the June edition of Pick ‘N Mix, my monthly annotated list of bite-sized items that have caught my eye recently. Art fair season is upon us, though many collectors and curators seem to lament the lack of desirable objects to purchase, even at one of the biggest of them all, Art Basel: “”We don’t buy much at the […]

Let’s start May off right with another Pick ‘N Mix! At the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the patrons are invited to curate the show. “I’m hoping that this discussion will shed more light on the institution and give us a better sense of who our audience is,” Acting Curator Christopher Cook said. “I see this as a way of […]