Join us in celebrating the opening of “Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art,” on view September 6, 2019 through January 5, 2020. In light of contemporary global crises, how are curators today working in new ways to integrate historical contexts, make connections between artistic practice and subject matter, and foster dialogue with audiences? Curators Makeda Best and Mary Schneider Enriquez discuss the complexities of curating exhibitions centered on global displacement with Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, the Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Jessica Hong, Associate Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the Hood Museum of Art, at Dartmouth College.
Support for the lecture is provided by the M. Victor Leventritt Fund, which was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities. This exhibition is made possible by the Rosenblatt Fund for Postwar American Art, the Agnes Gund Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art, and the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Fund for Photography. Additional exhibition-related programming is generously supported by the Nancy S. Nichols Memorial Lecture Fund and the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund. Modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.
Thursday, September 5, 2019. Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums.