Maura Reilly - Museum Trouble
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 2 PM
→ CCS Bard Classroom 102
Events are all free-of-charge with seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Maura Reilly is an arts writer, educator, and curatorial activist. She is the author of Curatorial Activism: Towards an Ethics of Curating (Thames & Hudson, 2018), which was named a Top 10 “Best Art Book of 2018” by the New York Times. As Founding Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, she launched the first exhibition and public programming space in the USA devoted entirely to feminist art, where she organized several critically acclaimed exhibitions, including the permanent installation of Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party; the blockbuster Global Feminisms (co-curated with Linda Nochlin);Ghada Amer: Love Had No End, among others. Other books by Reilly include monographs on Richard Bell, Nayland Blake, and Ghada Amer, among others, as well as the edited volume Women Artists: The Linda Nochlin Reader (Thames & Hudson, 2015). She has served as Executive Director of the National Academy of Design, Chair and Professor of Art Theory at the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia), and as Senior Curator at the American Federation of Arts. In 2015, she was named one of the Top 50 most influential people in the art world by Blouin Art Info and Art & Auction. She received her MA and PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.