Symposium | The New Now: Art, Museums, and the Future

Written August 20, 2019

This fall, in celebration of Dartmouth's 250th anniversary and the reopening of the Hood, the museum will showcase alumni who have gone on to careers in museums through panel sessions and a reception.

SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM


FREE AND OPEN TO ALL.

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

EVENING SESSION

Gilman Auditorium

5:00–5:10 pm
WELCOME


5:10–6:40 pm
MUSEUM PRACTICE: FUTURES/DIRECTIONS

MODERATOR: Megan Fontanella '04, Curator, Modern Art and Provenance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Liz Tunick Cedar '05, Manager of Global Cultural Sustainability Programs, Office of International Relations, Smithsonian Institution

Joshua Chuang '98, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Associate Director for Art, Prints and Photographs, and The Robert B. Menschel Senior Curator of Photography, New York Public Library

Elisabeth Sherman '06, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art

Lisa Volpe '04, Associate Curator, Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

MORNING SESSION

Gilman Auditorium

8:45–9:00 am
INTRODUCTION


9:00–10:30 am
ACADEMIC MUSEUMS AND THEIR FUTURES

MODERATOR: Tricia Y. Paik '91, Florence Finch Abbott Director, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Juliette Bianco '94, Deputy Director, Hood Museum of Art

Maggie Lind Newey '02, Associate Director of Academic Programs and Public Education, Smith College Museum of Art

Catherine Roberts Shteynberg '05, Assistant Director / Curator of Arts & Culture Collections, McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Tennessee

John Wetenhall '79, Director, George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum

10:30–10:45 am
BREAK


10:45 am–12:15 pm
CURATORS AND CONSERVATORS COLLABORATE

MODERATOR: Amelia Kahl '01, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Academic Programming, Hood Museum of Art

Megan Fontanella '04, Curator, Modern Art and Provenance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Yuriko Jackall '99, Curator of French Painting, The Wallace Collection

Jean Rosston '77, Fine Arts Conservator, Kunsthaus Zürich

Anna Serotta '03, Assistant Conservator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

12:15–1:45 pm
LUNCH BREAK
 

AFTERNOON SESSION

Gilman Auditorium

1:45–3:15 pm
WHO OWNS THE PAST AND WHAT ROLE DO MUSEUMS PLAY?

MODERATOR: Amelia Kahl '01, Andrew W. Mellon Associate Curator of Academic Programming, Hood Museum of Art

Sean Hemingway '89, John A. and Carole O. Moran Curator in Charge, Greek and Roman Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jan Seidler Ramirez '73, Chief Curator and Director of Collections, National September 11 Memorial and Museum

Marla Red Corn '89, Director, Osage Nation Museum

3:15–3:30 pm
BREAK


3:30–5:00 pm
INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY IN MUSEUMS: WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

MODERATOR: Brooke Minto '01, Executive Director, Zeitz MOCAA Foundation USA, and Director of Institutional Advancement, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa

Maxwell L Anderson '77, President, Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol '13, Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Ellen Tani '05, Assistant Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

5:00–6:00 pm
RECEPTION
 

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

A key mission of the Hood Museum of Art (and its predecessors, the Dartmouth College Museum and the Dartmouth College Galleries and Collections) has been to train undergraduate interns in the ins and outs of the museum profession. Not surprisingly, many of its former interns, along with Dartmouth anthropology, art history, classics, and studio art majors and minors, have gone on to work in this rewarding and ever-changing field. This autumn, in celebration of Dartmouth's 250th anniversary and the reopening of the Hood Museum in its new renovated and expanded building, we will showcase alumni who have gone on to careers in museums with a symposium titled The New Now: Art, Museums, and the Future. The event will begin with one evening panel on October 25, followed by four panels the next day. In choosing the topics of these panels, we have focused on themes that highlight the issues faced by many museum professionals today: Who Owns the Past and What Role Do Museums Play?; Curators and Conservators Collaborate; Inclusion and Diversity in Museums: What Does That Mean?; Academic Museums and Their Futures; and Curatorial Practice: Futures/Directions.

Dartmouth alumni support of the arts, culture, and museums takes many forms. Some support museums through a professional affiliation, others through volunteering, board membership, or simply being avid museum goers. We celebrate you all through this fall program and invite you to come and contribute through your comments and questions after each panel.

During the symposium, we will invite all Dartmouth undergraduates who have an interest in museums to attend a luncheon where they can meet with the panelists and discuss careers in museums and the arts. We hope you will join us in October to celebrate the strong representation by Dartmouth alumni in these areas.

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Last Updated: August 20, 2019