Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Recent and Upcoming

As noted by Hyperallergic, ARTnews, ArtDaily, and Cleveland’s The Plain Dealer, I joined the Cleveland Museum of Art in May 2017 as Director of the Ingalls Library. I am humbled and honored by this exciting opportunity. If you have not visited the museum before, this video gives a terrific overview of it.
On May 2, 2018, I was the guest speaker for the annual general meeting of the museum's Textile Art Alliance and on January 9, 2018, I presented Female Firsts: Celebrating American Trailblazers in the Art World to the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. While showing resources from the Ingalls Library for the latter presentation, I highlighted 13 artists, all of whom are included in the CMA collection: Mary Cassatt (1844-1926), Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907), Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986), Augusta Savage (1892-1962), Louise Nevelson (1899-1988), Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), Agnes Denes (1931-), Yoko Ono (1933-), Judy Chicago (1939-), Jenny Holzer (1950-), Cindy Sherman (1954-), Shirin Neshat (1957-), and Lorna Simpson (1960-). When it became clear that not all of the women in the long list I considered had a Wikipedia entry, the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives committed to host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon through Art+Feminism. I wrote about the event on the CMA Thinker. I look forward to repeating the Female Firsts presentation at the Intown Club on January 7, 2019.

I am pleased to have had a work in the latest Currents exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery (January 4-February 4, 2018) that I made in collaboration with the newly pseudonymous artist, Cassandra. The exhibition featured Dottie Attie, Sabra Moore, Mira Schor, and others, and was curated by Barbara Zucker.



It was great fun to return to White Water Gallery in North Bay for the opening of En Masse: 40 Years of Flux (July 6 - August 6, 2017). In my text-based wearable art that was featured in the group show, I reflect on my experience as former director and later as coordinator of a digital archives project. I am pictured with Executive Director, Serena Kataoka.