April 19, 2018

Lynne Cooke: Foundation To-Life Goldberg Visiting Curator

Hunter College

Lynne Cooke. Photo © 2014 National Gallery of Art, Washington.

The Hunter College Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce a public lecture by Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator for Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 7pm at Hunter's Roosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th St in Manhattan. The talk is free and open to the public with RSVP.

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Lynne Cooke is Senior Curator for Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. From 2012–14, she was Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. From 2008–12, she served as chief curator and deputy director of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, and from 1991 to 2008, as Curator at Dia Art Foundation. In 1991, Cooke co-curated the Carnegie International, and has helmed numerous major shows since, including the 10th Biennale of Sydney (1996) and the traveling exhibition Rosemarie Trockel: Cosmos (2012). In 2018 she curated Outliers and American Vanguard Art, which explores the interface between mainstream and outlier artists in the United States in the twentieth century; the exhibition is on view at the National Gallery through May 18, 2018. Cooke has written widely on contemporary and self-taught art.

The Foundation To-Life, Inc. Arthur and Carol Kaufman Goldberg Curatorial Workshops are designed to bring curators of international stature to the Hunter campus to work with students in the MA program in Art History and the MFA program in Studio Art for an extended period of time. Previous Goldberg Curators have included Ann Goldstein of the Art Institute of Chicago; Hamza Walker of LAXArt in Los Angeles; Fabrice Stroun, an independent curator based in Switzerland; Valerie Cassel Oliver of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Omar Kholeif of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; and Pablo Helguera of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The Foundation To-Life Curatorial Workshop program recognizes the curatorial interests and ambitions of Hunter students and the Hunter College Art Galleries’ longstanding commitment to exhibitions whose themes, theses, and checklists have been developed and honed by our students. Recent faculty-initiated, seminar-based exhibitions have included Framing Community: Magnum Photos, 1947–Present; Copy, Translate, Repeat: Contemporary Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros; and Critical Gestures/Contested Spaces: French Art and Politics in 1960s France.

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