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Curator Workshop and COP Information Sessions

Curator Workshop & COP Info Session with Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Presented By: Al Miner

Workshop participants will learn about curating contemporary art from curatorial professionals. They will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about curatorial ideas while learning more about the New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP).

The workshop will feature a presentation by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of fine Arts, Boston. Miner will discuss his recent and in-process curatorial projects as well as his approach to creating contemporary art exhibitions. He will provide inspiration, guidance and information based on his experiences curating thematic group shows.

Following Miner’s presentation, New Art Center staff will lead a question-and-answer period on the proposal submission process.

About the Workshop Presenter

Al Miner is Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. There, Miner has curated Evelyn Rydz: Forever Yours (2014), Landscape, abstracted (2014), Dawit L. Petros: Sense of Place (2013), Daniel Rich: Platforms of Power (2012), and Ori Gersht: History Repeating (2012) for which he authored an award-winning monograph of the same title.

He has received fellowships from the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC), Goethe-Institut, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Artis foundation, the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution. Prior to his time in Boston Miner worked at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.

December 16, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 AM

Fee: $10.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Exhibition Events and Programming

Family Portraiture Workshop

Presented By: Molly Segal and Helen Payne

Join Molly Segal and Helen Payne for a one-day workshop that will address different methods and strategies for capturing both the likeness and the spirit of a person in a portrait. Draw yourself, your family members or a make-believe character. All ages welcome!

Molly Segal is a co-curator of "I Want to Smell Your Hair." Her series of portraits entitled, The Man Project, is on view in the main gallery.

Helen Payne's portraits of and by four imaginary women are on view in the Holzwasser Gallery.

November 22, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $10.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Intimacy and Contemporary Portraiture: A Panel Discussion

Presented By: Ria Brodell, Elizabeth Devlin and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

The NAC presents an evening of artists and thinkers discussing intimacy in artmaking and the state of contemporary portraiture. Curators Rob Chamberlin and Laura Beth Reese moderate the panel, which includes Ria Brodell, Elizabeth Devlin and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons.

About the Panelists

Ria Brodell is a Boston-based artist and SMFA alumni who creates intimate portraits with historical significance. In the series, Butch Heroes, Brodell uses the format of traditional Catholic holy cards to present portraits of people who were born female bodied, but who's gender presentation was more masculine than feminine, and who had documented relationships with women. The portraits are a glimpse of queer desire and gender identity from history.

Elizabeth Devlin is an independent curator, art consultant, and founder of FLUX. Boston, an online resource for artists and art enthusiasts. Her writing has been featured in Art New England, New American Paintings, and Art21 Magazine among others. Through her various projects, Elizabeth strives to make the art world more accessible and to champion the endeavors of Boston's creative community.

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is an artist and a professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work over the last 20 years covers an extended range of visual language investigations. Campos-Pons' work emerges from the early 1980s focus on painting and the discussion of sexuality in the crossroads of Cuban mixed cultural heritage to incisive questioning, critique and insertion of the black body in the contemporary narratives of the present.

December 10, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Adult Workshops

Printmaking Night

Using styrofoam plates and inks students create incredible prints on paper. The styrofoam blocks will be manipulated with different engraving tools and parts will be removed with stencil knives and scissors. It is almost like magic. The artwork that comes out of this technique is absolutely amazing. All materials are provided and no prior experience is required. Space is limited so please register 48 hours in advance.

December 4, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Fee: $35.00

Registration Required: Register Online, or call us at 617.964.3424.

Family Programs

Family Portraiture Workshop

Presented By: Helen Payne and Molly Segal

Depicting Loved Ones From Life and From Photo with artist Helen Payne and artist-curator Molly Segal. Materials provided.

November 22, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Fee: $10.00

Family Drop-in Day

Presented By: Robert Chamberlin

This fun-filled day of art-making in the gallery will be hosted by artist, curator and NAC educator Robert Chamberlin.

December 6, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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