March 6, 2017

In-Conversation: Art & Social Justice

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation
AAMC & AAMC Foundation 2015 annual conference & meeting. Photo: Issac James Creative. Courtesy of AAMC Foundation.

The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation is hosting an important program entitled In-Conversation: Art and Social Justice. This timely and important roundtable discussion will focus on the arts and curatorial interventions as direct and active vehicles for social change. The event brings together five prominent arts leaders to have a conversation around the power of art—created and presented by artists, arts organizations, scholars, activists, and of course, curators—to instigate action, produce impactful outcomes, bring attention to critical issues, and open conversations by offering different points of view.

This is a subject that the AAMC Foundation and program moderator has been dedicated to even before the recent political upheavals. Now it is more urgent than ever to consider how curatorial practices can be a catalyst for addressing issues of social justice and civil liberties. This program is sponsored in part by Christie’s, and hosted in part by LACMA.

Panelists include:David Gere, Professor, Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance University of California, Los Angeles; Naima Keith, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, California African American Museum; Bill Kelley, Jr., Lead Curator and Researcher, Talking to Action, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design; Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Director, Vincent Price Art Museum; Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, Professor, Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance, University of California, Los Angeles, and Consulting Curator for African Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Register through AAMC Foundation’s website.

Registration closes Thursday, March 16. Please note that capacity for this program is extremely limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis

Registration fee
25 USD for AAMC Members / 30 USD for non-members
Free for students, limited capacity. To register as a student, please email [email protected].
To learn more about AAMC Membership, you may visit our join page here.

AAMC Foundation’s In-Conversation series is generously supported in part by Christie’s.

The program is organized and presented by the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation. We are grateful to Christie’s for their support of our program, and to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for so generously hosting. The information presented here is subject to change without notice. The organizers assume no responsibility for any errors that may appear here, and in no event shall the organizers be liable for incidental or consequential damages arising from use of this document or other program-related material. This document and parts thereof must not be reproduced or copied without the organizers providing written permission, and contents thereof must not be imparted to a third party nor be used for any unauthorized purpose.


In-Conversation: "Art & Social Justice" presented by Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) Foundation

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