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Curator Workshop and COP Information Sessions

Curator Workshop and Info Session

Presented By: Gloria Sutton, Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media, Northeastern University

This workshop brings together emerging and aspiring curators to learn about curating contemporary art from a curatorial professional. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about curatorial ideas while learning more about the New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP).

This workshop will feature a presentation by Gloria Sutton, Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media at Northeastern University. Sutton will discuss her curatorial practice as well as some effective ways to create visual art exhibits and programs that reach beyond the gallery walls.

Following Sutton’s presentation, New Art Center staff will lead a question-and-answer period on the Curatorial Opportunity Program's proposal submission process.

About the Workshop Presenter

Gloria Sutton is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and New Media at Northeastern University in Boston. She received her PhD from the University of California Los Angeles and was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and the Getty Research Institute. Sutton’s teaching and research focus on network-based communication models, time-based media practices and a critical history of technological experiments within visual art.

She has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angles, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. She has lectured at the New Museum in New York, MIT’s Program in Art Culture and Technology, Carleton College in Minnesota, San Francisco Art Institute, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA) in Paris.

She has contributed to Afterimage, Art Bulletin, Art in America, and Rhizome.org, and has published numerous exhibition catalogue essays on artists including Kirsten Everberg (Pomona College Museum of Art, 2013), Renée Green (Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, 2009), Karl Haendel (Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, 2006), Carsten Höller (New Museum, 2011), Laura Owens (Kunsthalle Zurich, 2006), Kerry Tribe (American Academy Berlin, 2006), as well as Ice Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture (Phaidon, 2007) and Vitamin Ph, New Perspectives in Photography (Phaidon, 2006).

February 18, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Fee: $10.00

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

Exhibition Opening Receptions

Opening Reception: "The Power of Negative Thinking" and "Chuck Holtzman"

In the main gallery, enjoy light refreshments with the artists and curator of The Power of Negative Thinking.

See The Power of Negative Thinking press release.

Upstairs, in the Holzwasser Gallery, join NAC artist and educator Chuck Holzman for the opening of his solo exhibition.

January 16, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Exhibition Events and Programming

An Evening with Kip and Chip

Presented By: Stephen St. Francis Decky

Join artist Stephen St. Francis Decky in an exploration of his adorably subversive characters and the ways in which they navigate life in a terminally cute world. This interactive event promises puppetry, animation, live performance, and more - all ages welcome!

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January 29, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Teen Stop-Motion Animation Workshop

Presented By: Stephen St. Francis Decky

Teens grades 7-10 are invited to join artist and filmmaker Stephen St. Francis Decky for this hands-on workshop. Learn the basics of stop-motion animation, story boarding, and more while creating a collaborative film to share with your family and friends.

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February 7, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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

Film Screening: "Please Don't Eat the Daisies"

Presented By: Michael Gaughran, curator of "The Power of Negative Thinking"

Join us for a screening of "Please Don’t Eat the Daisies" (1960), a classic comedy starring Doris Day and David Niven based on Jean Kerr's stories about an art critic and his family. After the movie, Michael Gaughran, curator of "The Power of Negative Thinking," will lead a discussion about art and camp.

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February 12, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Pity Party

If you don’t have anything nice to say, this party’s for you. Misery loves company, so come air your grievances with some like-minded pessimists over signature cocktails and catty treats. Artist and libations expert Emily Lombardo will create a series of delightful downers to toast and complain about.

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February 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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