Herron School of Art & Design Gallery Director Interview

Herron School of Art & Design Gallery Director Interview

A Woman's Place is in the Gallery: Guerrilla Girls, 1985-2015. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, 2016.

A Woman's Place is in the Gallery: Guerrilla Girls, 1985-2015. Augustana Teaching Museum of Art, 2016.

Curatorial Statement

My curatorial practice emphasizes the ways that academic gallery spaces explore contemporary issues, foster interdisciplinary inquiry, create space for a multiplicity of voices and perspectives, and function as a site of dynamic community criticality and engagement. It grapples with ways that curatorial practice can support ‘The Common Good’ (to borrow a phrase from the NEH), as a mechanism by which to amplify under-told stories.

Resources:

Museums as a Site for Social Action Toolkit, 2017.

Sarah Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology. Duke University Press, 2006.

LaTanya Autry, “Museums Are Not Neutral,” 2017.

Maura Reilly, Curatorial Activism: Towards and Ethics of Curating. Thames & Hudson, 2018.

Nina Simon, The Participatory Museum, 2010.

Aruna D’Souza, Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts. Badlands Unlimited, 2018.


This page was created as part of my interview for the position of Director of the Herron School of Art and Design Galleries.

The Prezi that accompanied my talk is here. The handout is available here.