ArtTable: 2019 Career Roundtable in New York City

ArtTable has been organizing Career Roundtables since 2009 providing emerging professionals with the opportunity to connect with women working in the visual arts. The events are geared towards New York City-based graduate students and emerging professionals involved in or studying arts administration, art business, museum studies, art history, curatorial studies, and arts internships.

The next is scheduled for November 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the John E. Reeves Great Hall, FIT.

To register:

University at Buffalo Art Galleries Name New Director and Curator

Robert Scalise has been named the new director of the University at Buffalo’s UB Art Galleries. Previously as the assistant director for exhibitions and collections, he helped to expand the permanent collection, curate over 30 exhibitions, and establish policies for the university art museum.

Additionally, Liz Park has been named the curator of UB Art Galleries. Her role will be implementing the contemporary art program and promoting diverse voices through exhibitions. She comes to Buffalo from the Carnegie Museum of Art, where she served as a 3-year associate curator for the 2018 Carnegie International. [UB Now]

‘A Fellow at Work’: Artist Mario Moore’s work presents black campus workers in new light

In a feature article, Princeton University’s 2018-2019 Hodder Fellow Mario Moore speaks about his exhibition, The Work of Several Lifetimes, which is now on view at the Lewis Center for the Arts.

His work features portraits of African American men and women who work (or worked) at Princeton: security guards from the Princeton University Art Museum, the Rockefeller-Mathey dining hall, the Lewis Center, and the athletics department.  In an interview about his subjects, he responded:

“When I was a student, even an undergrad … the people that I talked to most were like, dining, and security, and custodians. They really become a type of family. I wanted the painting to be about their workplace, and to kind of put them in the position of power, and some type of attempt of royalty, or appreciation.”

The Work of Several Lifetimes is on view through November 17, 2019, in the Hurley Gallery.  [Princeton University]

Detroit Institute of Arts names Judith F. Dolkart as Deputy Director

Judith Dolkart, formerly the Mary Stripp & R. Crosby Kemper Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, will transition into a new position as the Deputy Director at the Detroit Institute of Arts in January 2020. In her new role, she will oversee the museum’s Curatorial and Learning and Audience Engagement.

Salvador Salort-Pons, DIA Director, explained that “As the director of an art museum located on an educational campus, Judith brings an ideal skillset to this new position. Being able to view and align our work through an art-based and education-focused lens will allow us to better serve our visitors with meaningful experiences that connect our collection, programs and learning experiences.” [Art Daily]

Curatorial Mini-Intensive – Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance, Wesleyan University

The Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance invites applications for a fall edition of its curatorial mini-intensive for those interested in ICPP’s MA program. A small number of participants will be selected to attend two days of classes and exchanges of ideas on November 7–8, 2019 at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The program will include intimate conversations with curators, artists, writers, scholars, and presenters. The curriculum will address time-based art practices through the work of artists and cultural leaders across the fields of dance, performance art, theater, and music. Discussions will range from ethical issues in curation and current topics in the art and performance fields to a range of interdisciplinary projects and the sharing of critical methods and practices.

The curatorial mini-intensive is free, and provides accommodation as well as a modest travel stipend. For full consideration, please submit the following documents to by October 13, 2019.

Letter of intent (one page)
Current curriculum vitae (up to three pages)

About ICPP
ICPP offers a 2-year low-residency Master of Arts in Performance Curation featuring:
–The opportunity to pursue an MA degree alongside other professional responsibilities
–An innovative curriculum and an individualized learning environment with small-sized classes
–3 residencies on Wesleyan University’s campus each year
–A modular learning structure that allows participants to study and work with an extensive curatorial community
–Eligibility for financial aid

ICPP is the first institute of its kind, a center for the study of the presentation and contextualization of contemporary performance. Distinct from graduate programs in Curatorial Studies, Arts Administration, Performance Studies, and the Humanities, ICPP offers students a graduate-level education in curatorial approaches to developing and presenting dance, theater, performance, and other time-based arts.

The Master of Arts in Performance Curation is a two-year, low-residency program designed to study and enrich curatorial practices through intellectually rigorous and artist-centered methods, dialogues, writing, and fieldwork. ICPP works with a core group of faculty composed of renowned curators, artists, and scholars. Students and faculty meet three times a year on Wesleyan University’s campus, alongside engaging with field-wide symposia and artists’ residencies, and with visits to art institutions in New York City and the area. In addition, students have opportunities to work with a range of advisors on off-site practicums and independent projects tailored around their professional needs and research interests. Through the low-residency model, students simultaneously put ideas into practice in their professional lives, developing responsive curatorial practices that address performance as an artistic medium and a lens through which to interrogate and act upon social and political issues. Read what ICPP alumnx say about the program.

For more information about ICPP, click here. To contact us, email ICPP Program Manager Rosemary Lennox:


2020 Engagement Program for International Curators

Type: Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges [View all]
Posted by: AAMC & AAMC Foundation
Deadline: Thu, October 24th, 2019

AAMC Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2020 Engagement Program for International Curators!

Application deadline: 12PM Noon EST on 24 October, 2019

This program offers a 12-month partnership between US and international curators dedicated to professional development and exchange, thanks to major support from the Terra Foundation for American Art. Its framework for exchange also includes travel funding, networking, and other benefits, outlined in greater detail at: Continue reading “2020 Engagement Program for International Curators”

Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott Pen Letter Against Pop América Exhibit

After seeing artwork featuring the Marxist leader, Ché Guevara,  in the traveling exhibition, Pop América, 1965-1975, Florida Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott wrote a letter of complaint to the National Endowment of the Arts. In the letter, they questioned if taxpayer dollars should support an exhibition featuring the contested Marxist leader. They further inquired about the NEA’s guidelines for funding traveling exhibitions of this nature.

Duke’s newspaper, The Chronicle, covers this story, explaining how the senators’ letter misquoted the Nasher Museum of Art’s description of the exhibition on their website.

Pop América, 1965-1975 is organized by the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. It has traveled to Duke University’s Nasher Art Museum and is now at The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. It features almost 100 works of art by Latin American pop artists.