March 9, 2016

Annual Conference & Meeting

Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation
AAMC 2015 Conference at Brooklyn Museum. © Isaac James Creative.

Our Annual Conference & Meeting is a vital part of our mission, as it gathers art curators from every discipline and type of organization together to connect and advance their professional development. The 2016 Conference & Meeting, “AAMC @ 15: Moving Forward”, May 7–10, in Houston, Texas, has been organized to address the most urgent issues facing the curatorial field today.

Working with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH); Asia Society Texas Center; The Menil Collection; Project Row Houses; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; University Museum at Texas Southern University; Blaffer Art Museum, University of Houston; DiverseWorks; Rice University Art Gallery; Aurora Picture Show; and Rienzi and Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens, both part of MFAH—we will host numerous events, sessions and discussions over the four-day program.

We are honored that, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will speak to Conference attendees. He is recognized internationally for his innovative and effective approach to philanthropy and global issues of inequality. Also presenting will be Gary Tinterow, Director, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Bonna Kol,Executive Director, Asia Society Texas Center, and Rick Lowe Founding Director, Project Row Houses.

The sessions for the 2016 Conference include Lights in the Dark: Innovative Strategies for Film and Video Exhibitions; When All Art Is Contemporary: The Institutional Push for Relevance; Exhibiting Controversy, Promoting Debate; and It’s Complicated: The Curator-Patron Relationship.

Under the directive of the AAMC’s & AAMC Foundation’s Strategic Plan, and to support efforts to disseminate information that could serve to diversify the field, the Diversity Task Force and Executive Director have organized Diversifying the Curatorial Profession: How the Internship/Fellowship Track Can Be Our Essential Path Toward Change.  

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