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Alex Kitnick participates in Whitney Museum Symposium

Making Collections Matter:
A Symposium
Fri, Sept 23, 2022
10 am–4:30 pm

This day-long symposium focuses on the historical formation, current uses, and future possibilities of modern and contemporary art museum collections. Bringing together curators and scholars who are engaged with and thinking critically about museum collecting practices, the sessions consider how collections are built, who they serve, and how they can be sustainably stewarded now and in the future.

3–4:30 pm | Session 3: Collecting for the Future
What are the ethical implications and practical considerations of building and caring for collections now and in the future?

  • Naomi Beckwith, Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator, Guggenheim Museum
  • Cheryl Finley, Inaugural Director, Atlanta University Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Spelman College, and Associate Professor, Cornell University, and Amy Whitaker, Associate Professor of Visual Arts Administration, New York University
  • Candice Hopkins (Carcross/Tagish First Nation), Executive Director & Chief Curator, Forge Project
  • Alex Kitnick, Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College 
  • Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Curatorial and Collections, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

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